With the holidays approaching, it can be stressful to figure out what to get your friends without breaking the bank. This year, forget roaming the racks for gifts you're not even sure your friends will like and whip up something you know everyone likes. These peppermint sugar cookies are easy and cheap to make, and they look like they came straight out of a bakery. 

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:12 mins
  • Total Time:22 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • crushed peppermint candies
cookie, cake, cream, chocolate, pastry, candy, sprinkles, sweet
Kim Clemons
  • Step 1

    Cut the cookie dough into 12 even parts.

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  • Step 2

    Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350ºF for 11-12 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    For the frosting, whip together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.

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  • Step 4

    Add the powdered sugar and whip until pale and fluffy.

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  • Step 5

    Frost the cooled cookies.

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  • Step 6

    Garnish with crushed peppermint.

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