Peppermint Shortbread Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

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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)  They only sale them during the holidays.

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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

  • COOKIES
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FROSTING
  • 1/3 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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