Peppermint Shortbread Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

By | November 27, 2012

Add a delicious flavor to shortbread cookies with Peppermint and yummy eggnog frosting. They make the perfect Peppermint treats for parties and for yourself of course!

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

I used a package of peppermint chips that I found at Wal-mart. (in the chocolate chip section) Β They only sale them during the holidays.

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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • COOKIES
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • FROSTING
  • ⅓ cup crushed hard peppermint candies, or more as needed
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons eggnog
Instructions
  1. FROSTING
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and eggnog.
  3. Warm frosting in microwave for about 15 seconds, spread onto cookies. Dip tops of frosted cookies into peppermints. Set cookies aside to let set.
  4. COOKIES
  5. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until creamy; stir vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually beat flour into mixture to make a smooth dough. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 3 to 4 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool on wire racks.

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  8. Brooke

    What a great combination of flavors! I love peppermint and my husband loves egg nog. These cookies will be a hit, I’m sure! Thanks for sharing! P.S. Love the name of you blog! So clever!!

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  9. Pamela

    Yummy! These are featured over at heavenly treats link party, make sure to come back on Friday to get your button!

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  10. Krista

    Well, I love peppermint and I love eggnog, so these are pretty much heaven on a plate for me! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week & come back soon! ~EMM

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  11. Valerie

    I’m with Ladybird Ln…”Egg Nog Frosting”…YUM! I have a precocious 6-year old son who just discovered his love for Egg Nog! Pricey taste for sure! LOL I’m just glad I can get him to eat anything…he’s my picky one…and could use the fat calories! πŸ™‚

    Will definitely be making these!

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  12. Miz Helen

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Marti Cooper

      I’m so glad you visited my site! I’m glad you found something here to make for your sons’ fundraiser. I would love to see them! πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
  13. Miz Helen

    I would love it if someone gave me this package of awesome cookies, Marti. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. CeLynn

    New to your blog,arrived here via the Sew Darn Crafty linky! I Love peppermint,and these look incredibly delish! Can’t wait to try them,thanks for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

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    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello CeLynn,

      I’m so glad you stopping by! I would be so excited to see you here again and if you make these, I’d love to know how they turned out. πŸ™‚

      Marti

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  15. Lisa Crunkhorn

    Hi Marti, Wow what a combi! I love shortbread and with the peppermint taste and the crunch are sure to be onto a winner. And eggnog cream cheese frosting too. You’ve certainly pulled out all the stops for these beauties.

    If you don’t mind, I’d love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  16. Pamela

    Love this recipe! Looks delicious! I will be making this, revamp the recipe with my healthy ingredients! Thanks for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party!

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    1. Marti Cooper

      I would love to know how they turn out! πŸ™‚ They can easily be revamped to be more healthier, even made Gluten Free if need be. πŸ™‚

      Marti

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    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Aunt B!

      Thank you for stopping by and for the invite! I will post these and I look forward to seeing you again and getting to know you. πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Kelly,

      I’m so thrilled you visited my site and enjoyed the post. The peppermint and egg nog combination is delish for sure! Thank you for the invite to your party, I will add it to my blog parties and come by to visit your site and your party!

      Marti

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    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Sarah,

      Thank you for stopping by and for pinning this! I’m so delighted you visited my site and I look forward to getting to know you and seeing you here again! πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Katie,

      Thank you for visiting and for following my site! I’m so thrilled and I look forward to getting to know you and sharing more things! πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so thrilled and I hope to see you here again soon! I posted these at your link party, thank you for the invite! πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Maria,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m thrilled to see you here and hope to see you again!

      I’m glad you liked my cookie recipe, they are so good.

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Kathie,

      Thank you so much for visiting and pinning my cookies! I hope you enjoy them and I would be thrilled to see you here again! πŸ™‚

      Marti

      Reply
    1. Marti Cooper

      Hello Jenn,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I would be thrilled to see you here again! πŸ™‚

      I think the cookies make a great holiday treat, or gifts as well as a decoration!

      Marti

      Reply

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