Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This is a variation on a recipe I found in Taste of Home. This is a family favorite I make at Christmas time. It gets me in the holiday spirit every time! This is the cookie I usually make for cookie exchanges as well. On a side note - to make these extra fancy - dip 1/2 of each cookie in melted chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter, softened, no substitutes
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chip
  • 14 teaspoon red food coloring


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in remaining ingredients except food coloring. if your food coloring comes in a dropper - do 4 drops. Mix just until the dough has red swirls - then STOP.
  3. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until bottoms start to turn light brown.
  5. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  6. If desired, dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate and place on waxed paper to dry.
Most Helpful

The final product is addictive. I have a hard time eating just one of these. I have to agree with the other review Chef #777817 that the dough was dry too when all combined, so I added some extra milk until the dough combined into a batter that looked like other cookie doughs I've prepared. Probably between 1 and 2 tablespoons.

Dive in March 08, 2008

This recipie is a bit dry in the dough stage, i added a few teaspoons milk until it smoothed out a bit, pretty good overall though

runningslife1525 February 28, 2008