Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on December 9, 2012

Hey Friends! I’m sharing one of my delicious cookie recipes over on Katrina’s site, In Katrina’s Kitchen. She is hosting a fun cookie series on her blog this month, “I’ll Bring the Cookies.” Tons of wonderful recipes shared by some of the most talented bloggers around (not sure why she asked me, but I’m quite honored)!!

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted
  • 20 peppermint candies, crushed in large pieces


  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes until thoroughly combined. Add in flour, salt and vanilla. Mixture will be crumbly. Use hand to combine crumbs into one large dough ball (may take a few minutes).
  2. Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap. Drop dough onto plastic, roll plastic wrap over dough. Shape dough into a log (about 2 1/2 inches diameter...rolling it on your countertop with the palms of your hand). Place wrapped dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Slice into 1/4 inch cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate, sprinkling immediately with peppermint pieces. Lay on parchment paper to set up (about one hour). Makes about 50-60 cookies! Store in air tight container. ENJOY!

Now. Go on over to Katrina’s. And be sure you get a good look around, she has some amazing food over there.

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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

Thank you for bringing the cookies! ♥
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thanks for having me :)


Shiloh Barkley December 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I tired to comment on Katrina’s site, but the submit button wouldn’t click. Anyways.. Thy look quite easy and make a pretty presentation!
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Thanks Shiloh!!


sally @ sallys baking addiction December 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

these look completely perfect Aimee. :) I have to go check them out!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Thanks Sally!!


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking December 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

i saw your shortbread cookies on Katrina’s blog. yum! i love shortbread.
would love if you bring them to my December chocolate party
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

These look gorgeous!
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Sue {munchkin munchies} December 9, 2012 at 11:18 pm

You can’t go wrong with shortbread! I love how you dressed them up for the holidays:) YUM!
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Spencer December 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.
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sonaly October 31, 2014 at 3:31 am

This is a before or after dinner mint that packs a lot more than a refreshing feeling after you consume it. This is pure delight for your taste buds.


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