Easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies

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Skip the traditional Christmas cookies this year and try these Peppermint Sugar Cookies. Sweet peppermint chips add an extra hint of seasonal cheer to classic sugar cookie dough that’s rolled in sugar crystals for added texture before being baked until perfect. Your kids will love ‘em – so bring on the holiday joy with these delicious treats!

Plate of peppermint sugar cookies.

Save some for Christmas morning when Santa comes down the chimney – he’ll enjoy these just as much as everyone else will!

A couple of great things about the holiday season are sugar cookies and peppermint. Have you ever combined the two? It is pretty simple when you combine a box of Sugar Cookie mix plus a bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips.

Let’s look at how to make this simple cookie recipe.


  • 1 box or pouch of sugar cookie mix + ingredients as directed
  • 1 bag Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
  • Coarse sugar optional
Stick of butter, Andes Peppermint Curnch, egg, sugar, and Sugar Cookie mix.


Simply follow the package directions for making the sugar cookies. You don’t even have to get your stand mixer dirty. A medium-sized bowl, mixing spoon, and a little old-fashioned stirring will do the trick.

Peppermint bits on top of sugar cookie dough in a glass mixing bowl.

Add one bag of peppermint baking chips.

Peppermint bits being stirred into sugar cookie mix.

Scoop the cookie dough out and shape it into balls. Roll each ball in coarse sugar.

Peppermint sugar cookie dough ball in a small dish with sugar crystals.

Place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and bake as directed on the sugar cookie package.

Hand placing a cookie dough ball on a baking stone.

Word of caution:  the peppermint aroma may be a little strong when you open the oven after baking these.

Dozen baked peppermint sugar cookies on a baking stone.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes and then allow them to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Peppermint sugar cookie on a baking stone topped with sugar sprinkles.

Storing Cookies

Store these peppermint cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These Peppermint Sugar Cookies are super easy to make, delicious, and you and your kids will love them.  Save a few to put under your Christmas tree for Santa!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 290kcal


  • 1 box or pouch of sugar cookie mix + ingredients as directed
  • 1 bag Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
  • Coarse sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to temperature directed on package.
  • Prepare cookies according to package directions.
  • Add bag of baking chips and mix well.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Roll dough ball in coarse sugar.
  • Place scoops of cookie dough on baking sheet and bake as directed on sugar cookie package.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet and then remove from pan.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 290kcal
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Hand holding a peppermint sugar cookie.

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  1. Thank you for the recipe but could I ask you for the original recipe for sugar cookies please ,deeply appreciate it

  2. What a great way to take a boxed mix and make it your own. Boxed mixes really do make baking a lot easier, but I think it is always nice to find a way to add a little twist to the basic boxed cookies and cakes. You’ve done a great job of that with this recipe.

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