Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My DH calls these cookies "Triple Threats" a buttery cookie filled with a mellow mint cream and rolled in crunchy crushed peppermint candy! So GOOD!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cookie Dough:.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Gradually add flour and pecans; mix well. Chill dough.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare filling: Blend cream cheese and milk until smooth; gradually add 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons crushed candy cane.
  5. Form rounded teaspoonfuls of chilled cookie dough into balls. Make an indentation in the top of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon peppermint filling. Press dough together to seal top and enclose filling. Arrange cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set but NOT brown.
  6. Meanwhile, mix remaining candy and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a small dish. Roll warm cookies in candy and sugar mixture. Cool, then roll cookies in candy mixture again.
Most Helpful

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Made these for KK's Kitchen Forum Recipe Tag Event. Made exactly per the recipe, but due to elevation will decrease the Flour by 1/4 cup next time. Also really crush the peppermint candy finely. Otherwise these made up into very nice, and tasty cookies with a wonderful Pink peppermint middle that is such a treat. Thank You Kitty for a really spectacular recipe. I am adding this recipe to my Bake Sale Cook Book as well as my Dunkin Do Goods Cookbook.