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Peppermint Cookies (Made from Basic Cookie Dough)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1 recipe basic cookie dough
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring
  • granulated sugar, optional
  • Chocolate almond bark or other melting chocolate
  • Crushed peppermint or candy canes


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat.
  • Prepare basic cookie dough.
  • Add food coloring and peppermint extract to basic cookie dough and mix very well.
  • Roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly press down each cookie ball using a flat bottom glass dipped in water. Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar if desired.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edge are set and slightly golden brown.
  • Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Crush peppermint in a resealable bag using a rolling pin. Then melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Dip edge of cookie into chocolate and immediately add crushed peppermint. Place on wire rack to set.
  • Store in an airtight container.