Peppermint Cut Out Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Candy canes are so popular at Christmas times so no better time for me to try these Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing.

peppermint cut out cookies

Candy canes are so popular at Christmas times so no better time for me to try these Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing. Even the sound of pink peppermint brings on a smile. 

Christmas is the perfect time of year to break out your cookies cutters and make these peppermint-flavored cut out sugar cookies, the cookie dough is easy to work with, needs no refrigerating, doesn’t spread, meaning it holds its shape.

The icing on these cookies is flavored with peppermint too, making them not only pretty in pink with the help of a little pink food coloring, but they have just the right amount of minty-ness!



Be sure to get all my tips for baking perfect cut out cookies here.

Peppermint Cut Out Cookies with Peppermint Icing, Candy Cane Cookies


When these cookies were iced I added some edible glitter, like this type. It gives a great sparkle to the cookies but doesn’t show as well in the photographs. You can see it a little bit on the parchment paper, but in real life, the glitter on the cookies is really pretty!

If you’re looking for chocolate glaze icing for these, look here!

Peppermint Cut Out Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Peppermint flavored cookies with peppermint icing, pretty in pink these candy cane cut out cookies are a Christmas and Winter must.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Peppermint Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops soft pink colo


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In the bowl of a mixer cream together butter and confectioner's sugar.
  • Add to this the egg and flavorings.
  • Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix until the dough forms a ball, or pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Roll out on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely, then mix the icing.
  • Mix sugar with corn syrup and water along with extract and food coloring until icing is smooth. Pipe onto cookies using a #3 tip.
  • I put some edible glitter on the cookies to make them shine!
  • Let the icing dry before packaging for at least 12 hours.




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  1. Diane, i n the recipe, it says “2 tsp” but doesn’t say 2 tsp. of WHAT (after the egg). Is it supposed to be 2 tsp. of flavoring?

    Thanks for posting your recipes.

  2. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you joined in on the swap and I loved that you ended up being assigned to me. Your cookies were so tasty! I love the little paper you wrote a little note for me on. You’re so sweet and I hope we get to meet at a conference again next year!

  3. Love your peppermint candy canes. They’re just so pretty in pink!! My brother and I have a cookie recipe website ( We are having a cookie recipe contest with great prizes and would love to have you enter this or one of your other recipes for a chance to win.


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