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Peppermint Snickerdoodles The Perfect Christmas Cookies

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Peppermint Snickerdoodles will change the way you look at snickerdoodles! These are the perfect Christmas cookies to bring Christmas cheer to your friends and family.

stack of peppermint snickerdoodles on a white plate on a table with more cookies in the background
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WHAT ARE SNICKERDOODLES?

I was recently made aware that not everyone knows what a snickerdoodle cookie is and I need to rectify that situation!

Snickerdoodles are similar to sugar cookies, but are not the exact same!

A big difference between sugar cookies and snickerdoodles is the use of cinnamon in snickerdoodles, just like in these Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies. It isn’t always an ingredient, but it is very common.

Snickerdoodles are usually a very soft cookie with a denser texture too.

We eat a lot of snickerdoodles in the US but many other countries are not familiar with this delicious cookie.

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INGREDIENTS FOR PEPPERMINT SNICKERDOODLES

These peppermint snickerdoodles have the same basic ingredients as most cookies do. There are a few additions that make these cookies extra special.

stack of 4 peppermint snickerdoodles on a white plate on a table

HOW TO MAKE PEPPERMINT SNICKERDOODLES

If you love cookies you will love how simple this recipe is to make. This batch makes a lot of cookies! Three dozen cookies will feed a lot of hungry kids.

STEP ONE: CREAM INGREDIENTS

Start off by preheating oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint.

eggs pouring out of a small bowl into a mixing bowl full of batter

STEP TWO: DRY INGREDIENTS

Now slowly add in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend the ingredients until well-blended.

adding flour to peppermint snickerdoodles batter in a bowl with a mixer

STEP THREE: SHAPE DOUGH

Take the cookie dough and reshape the dough into 1 inch balls.

peppermint snickerdoodles rolled in red sprinkles on a white plate

STEP FOUR: MIX SPRINKLES

It is time to make the sprinkles we will use on the outside of the cookies.

In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of white sugar and one tablespoon of red sprinkles. Stir to combine.

In another small bowl combine the last tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon of green sprinkles. Stir to combine.

peppermint snickerdoodles rolled in green sprinkles on a white plate

STEP FIVE: ROLL DOUGH

Now you will roll each dough ball in one of the small sprinkle bowls to coat the dough in the sugar and sprinkles.

Place the coated cookie dough balls on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

STEP SIX: BAKE

Place your baking sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. You want the cookies to be set but still nice and soft.

Once you have removed the baking sheet from the oven transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Store any leftovers in a covered container.

peppermint snickerdoodle cookies on a platter and on a plate

I know you are already envisioning these beautiful peppermint snickerdoodles on a platter on your holiday table. You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.

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peppermint snickerdoodle cookies on a platter and on a plate

Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Corinne Schmitt
These peppermint snickerdoodles are delicious year-round, but are 12extra special at the holidays.
5 from 48 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon red sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon green sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cream together butter, sugar and the eggs, vanilla and peppermint.
  • Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of white sugar and 1 tablespoon of green sprinkles together in a small bowl.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of white sugar and 1 tablespoon of red sprinkles together in a small bowl.
  • Roll each dough ball in sprinkles either red or green or both!
  • Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until set but still soft. Remove immediately from baking sheet on to wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

This recipe makes about 36 cookies!

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 238mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 512IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 2mg
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2 thoughts on “Peppermint Snickerdoodles The Perfect Christmas Cookies”

  1. THE DOUGH IS VERY CRUMBLY AND MEALY, SHOULD I ADD MORE BUTTER, OR ANOTHER EGG?
    When I created the little balls, they did not spread out.

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    • chsugar.com says, ““Dry” or “Crumbly” dough is a product of over-mixing or using too much of any ingredient during the mixing process. This can be reversed by adding one to two tablespoons of liquid (water, milk or softened butter) to your mix.” I hope that helps.

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