Peppermint Swirl Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Misti_Country_Girl

A Gold Medal Flour recipe. Great for holiday cookie trays.

Top Review by JenSmith

I didn't have the same trouble that the Coconutcream had, but I have to agree that the flavor is not what I was expecting. The cookies taste better after sitting for a couple of days, though, since the butter flavor comes out more. However, the mint extract does not complement the butter taste. I had made these for my holiday cookie tray, but they were not successful. I don't recommend this particular recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350*.
  2. Beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Stir in flour.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Stir peppermint extract and food coloring into one half.
  5. Divide each color of dough in half.
  6. Shape each piece of dough on generously floured surface into rope, 12 inches long.
  7. PLace 2 ropes, 1 red and 1 white, side by side. Twist ropes. Repeat with remaining 2 pieces of dough.
  8. Cut twisted ropes into 1/2-inch pieces; shape into a ball.
  9. Place about 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Flatten to about 1/4-inch thickness with greased bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  11. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set.
  12. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool.

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