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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Cookie Exchange Hop

Dec 01 2014 Liz Call

Christmas time to me means lots of homemade treats.  Homemade treats are some of my favorite things to give and receive.  Today I’m sharing a cookie recipe that is so festive and perfect for Christmas.  I just love the stripes in these peppermint shortbread cookies.  And I’m not just stopping at the peppermint shortbread cookies.  I’m excited to be partnering with some of my favorite food blogging friends today to bring you a virtual Christmas cookie exchange.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

We all love Christmas Cookie Exchange Parties because you go to the party with one kind of cookie, but come home with dozens of cookies to taste! There’s nothing better than seeing all of the cookies out on all of their plates and getting to go around and fill up your bags with other people’s delicious recipes. Here are 40+ delicious cookie exchange recipes so you can find the perfect cookie to take to the party this holiday season!

40+ cookie exchange recipes

I just doubled my recipe for shortbread cookies and added some peppermint extract and red food coloring to half the dough.  I love the gel food coloring.  You can add as much or as little to get the color you want.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

I then rolled and patted out my dough and stacked it up, alternating between the white and red dough, to get the look of stripes.  This is the part that took the longest.  You can make these any height or width you like.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

It works best to chill the dough for 30 minutes or so before you slice your cookies and then bake them.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Peppermint Shortbread cookies are easy to make and perfect for Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter - room temp.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • red gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. Using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add a pinch of salt, flour, and vanilla and combine.
  3. Divide dough in half and remove 1 half and set onto parchment paper.
  4. Add red gel food coloring and peppermint extract to the remaining half still in bowl.
  5. Combine until all the red color is combined. Only add enough until you get the color you want.
  6. Dough may look crumbly, but will form a ball as you gather it all together.
  7. Roll out your dough and create the striped pattern you like.
  8. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let it chill for about 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  10. Remove from fridge and cut into equal slices and place on a cookie sheet.
  11. **This recipe will make 1 to 2 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges just start to get golden brown.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

The hint of peppermint is just perfect in these cookies.  You could even add in some crushed peppermint candy to add even more peppermint flavor to these before you bake them.

Peppermint Shortbread Christmas Cookies - Cookie Swap

Plus I’m a sucker for red and white and stripes on anything! 🙂

Now check out these other amazing cookie recipes that are perfect for a cookie exchange party!  Or to give to your friends and neighbors as gifts this year.  I know I’m always wanting to try new cookie recipes.

cookies 1 Andes Mint Cookies Double Chocolate Mint MnM Cookies Hot Cocoa Cookies cookies 1 Peanut Butter Cake Box Cookie Raspberry Almond Meltaways Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies cookies 2 Snowflake Meltaway Cookies Chocolate Turtle Cookie Candy Cane Brownie Blossoms cookies 3 Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Cranberry Almond Shortbread Bites No Bake Eggnog Cookies cookies 4 Double Chocolate Rum Balls Magic Cookie Bars Christmas Molasses Ginger Cookies cookies 5 Rosettes Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookie cups Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies cookies 6 Christmas M&M Cookies Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Easy Sugar Cookie cookies 7 Jelly “Popper” Cookies Key Lime Pie Bars Gingersnaps with Dark Chocolate Chips cookies 8 Maple Bacon Snickerdoodles Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Christmas Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies cookies 9 Christmas Tree Brownie Pops My Favorite Things Cookies Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies cookies 10 Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Holiday Confetti Sandwich Cookies Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Christmas Cookie cookies 11 Snowball Cookies Healthy Biscochos (Vegan, Raw, & Grain-Free) Almond and Milk Chocolate Ganache Thumbprint Cookies cookies 12 Porcelain Sugar Cookies OREO Dipped Christmas Cookies Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten Free} cookies 14 Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies Giant Monster Cookies Crispy Coconut Pecan Butter Cookies cookies 2

Candy Cane Sugar Blossoms Candy Cane Frosted Sugar Cookies

Don’t you just want to eat them all?  I know I do.

Be sure to follow along on the Cookie Exchange Pinterest board for year round cookie recipe inspirations!

Follow Reasons To Skip The Housework’s board The Cookie Exchange on Pinterest.

Happy Baking!

Liz

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