It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday lights, christmas trees, wonderful dinner spreads and yummy desserts. It’s #CookieSeason so I’m making easy peppermint sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting. This is a fun recipe to make while your kids are napping (like mine were while I made these) or with your toddler or older kids. I’m usually a from scratch gal but with two small kids, sometimes mama just wants to whip up something really quick and then take a few minutes to relax.
The secret ingredient for making these cookies super easy and quick is Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. I decided to go with snowflake shaped cookies because it’s snow season.
Doing a shaped cookie instead of a drop cookie requires a few extra steps but the results are well worth it. My toddler and I have been doing snowflake crafts for the holidays so snowflake cookies are perfect.
- 1 cup plus 1 tbsp Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 egg, divided
- 2 candy canes, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine sugar cookie mix and flour.
- Add butter and 1/2 of well mixed egg.
- Lightly stir ingredients until soft dough forms. Add more milk if necessary.
- Using your hands, form a dough ball.
- Roll out dough onto floured surface. Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.
- Use snowflake cookie cutter to cut cookies and place them on unlined baking sheet.
- Repeat process with remaining dough until you have 1 dozen cookies.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
- Spread cream cheese frosting over cookies then sprinkle with peppermint crumbles.
This recipe makes approximately 1 dozen cookies. You can follow the exact recipe on the sugar cookie packaging to make 3 dozen cookies. We will be enjoying this dozen at home but to celebrate Zoe’s birthday, we will bring a full batch to her school on Thursday.
To make sure our cookies make it to the school in one piece, we are carrying them in these nifty Ziploc Large Rectangular Containers. They are airtight so our cookies will remain fresh. I will only frost and candy half the cookies so Zoe’s class has options.
To help you get ready for the season, I’m giving away a $10 credit to PayPal. Entry is simple. Check out more Betty Crocker recipes on the Holiday Baking site then share your favorite one with me in the widget. While your at it, grab coupons for #cookieseason while supplies last. You can use your coupons at Publix which is where I picked up my cookie supplies and storage containers. You can also tweet out the giveaway for extra entries.
Happy Holidays and enjoy your cookies!