Peppermint Frosted Soft Batch Sugar Cookies

A soft and fluffy Lofthouse style sugar cookie with creamy peppermint frosting and crushed peppermint candy. A fun seasonal treat the entire family will love!

Peppermint frosted soft batch sugar cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A Lofthouse style cookie!

We did it! The house is officially decorated for Christmas. Restringing the tree with lights took the longest by far, especially since I had to make a run to Target for more lights. I may or may not have gone a little overboard on the number of lights but I’ve always thought the pre-lit trees didn’t have nearly enough. Now it’s extra twinkly, just as it should be! The kids and I had fun going through my childhood ornaments. So many fun memories! I carried over a tradition from my childhood with my own kids… every year they each get to pick out one special ornament. This year, they got two! One each from our family vacation and then a silly one. Do you have any fun holiday traditions?

Also… apparently snow is in the forecast and I’m not quite ready for that. However, I am ready for fires. So, bring on the cold weather and snow… but only if it means I get to have lots of fires! They just make winter that much more cozy. A fire, a warm drink, a blanket and a good book or movie… winter perfection!

My friend Julie has been telling me to read Slammed, since I started reading Colleen Hoover’s books. I kept putting it off. I had it in my head that it would be nonstop poetry… considering that’s a major theme in the book. I needed something new to read and finally decided to give it a chance. I’m only in the very beginning, but I’m already in love with it. If you haven’t read any of her books, I highly recommend it!

Peppermint frosted soft batch sugar cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A Lofthouse style cookie!

Cookies. Cookies. Cookies!! They’re one of the best things about Christmastime! So many amazing goodies to make and enjoy! And if people didn’t love cookies, there wouldn’t be yearly cookie exchange parties!

I’m a huge fan of soft cookies, especially slathered in frosting!

These super soft and fluffy Lofthouse style sugar cookies are topped off with creamy peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes! A fun seasonal twist on a classic that friends and family will absolutely love!

Add these peppermint frosted soft batch cookies to your holiday baking plans! And be sure to grab a few for yourself before they disappear!

Peppermint frosted soft batch sugar cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A Lofthouse style cookie!

Yield: roughly 2 dozen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes, plus

Peppermint Frosted Soft Batch Sugar Cookies

A soft and fluffy Lofthouse style sugar cookie with creamy peppermint frosting and crushed peppermint candy. A fun seasonal treat the entire family will love!

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 3/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4C all purpose flour

Frosting:

  • 2 1/2C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3Tb unsalted butter, softened
  • 4-5Tb milk or water
  • Crushed peppermint candy canes

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg, yolk and vanilla. Scrape the bowl as needed. Mix in salt, baking powder and flour. Increase speed and continue mixing until no streaks remain and batter is fully combined. Cover and chill for 30-60 minutes. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  3. Scoop dough using a medium cookie scoop. Shape dough into smooth balls and gently flatten to roughly 2 inches wide and between a 1/4 and 1/2 inch in thickness. 
  4. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on the baking pan for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  5. When cookies have cooled completely, prepare frosting. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and butter until combined and crumbly. Add peppermint extract and 1 tablespoon of milk or water at a time until desired consistency is reached. 
  6. Frost cookies using a small offset spatula. Immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy canes. Allow frosting to set completely prior to storing in an airtight container. 

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12 Responses to “Peppermint Frosted Soft Batch Sugar Cookies”

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    Rachael — December 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

    These look so cute! I love anything with candy canes at this time of year!

    • Rachel — December 6th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      Thanks, Rachael!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Soft batch sugar cookies are my favorite! I love the peppermint flavor, so perfect for Christmas!

    • Rachel — December 6th, 2016 @ 7:07 am

      Thanks, Danae! :)

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    Allie R. Taylor — December 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Glad for a new book recommendation, thanks. We put up our tree yesterday. Yep, lots of lights! These cookies look simply delicious and pepperminty! Perfection.

    • Rachel — December 6th, 2016 @ 7:07 am

      Thanks, Allie! :)

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — December 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Lofthouse cookies are my all-time favorite cookie! Your holiday version sounds fantastic!

    • Rachel — December 6th, 2016 @ 7:07 am

      Mine too! And thanks! :)

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — December 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I’m partially decorated here – I have yet to put up my outdoor Christmas lights – maybe if I had a stack of these beauts, Id be more inclined to get out there in the cold! These look simply wonderful!

    • Rachel — December 7th, 2016 @ 6:58 am

      Haha partially decorated is better than not at all!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    told youuuuuuu! you need to read the entire series :) don’t stop! haha…and while you read..i need to make these cookies happen!

    • Rachel — December 7th, 2016 @ 6:58 am

      Haha I’m working on it! ;)

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