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


  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.
  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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  10. Thank you for linking these up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You've been featured!

    Head on over to see your feature and share more of your dessert posts. :)

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking
  11. Eggnog frosting!! Holy cow girls! Drooooooling! Thanks so much for linkin up to Sunday FUNday :) XOOXO
  12. These look so pretty, and I love the way you packaged them up too!
  13. Everything about these cookies sound amazing!
  14. 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!!
  15. Yummy! These are featured over at heavenly treats link party, make sure to come back on Friday to get your button!
  16. Oh I am in love with these cookies! Yum Yum
  17. 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
  18. 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! :)

    Will definitely be making these!

  19. You had me at Egg Nog frosting, these look great, I showed you off tonight!

  20. 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
  21. These look sooo good! My son's class has a cookie sale fundraiser coming up...and I've been looking for new recipes. This is at the top of the list! Thank you for sharing! (*discovered you from the link-up!)
  22. These look incredible!! What a lovely gift.
    We'd love you to share at:
  23. 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
  24. 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 :)
  25. 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.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking
  26. 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!
  27. These look great! I would love to invite you to link up to Fall Into the Holidays, running Saturday through Thursday-

    Katie @ Horrific Knits
  28. What a perfect holiday treat! I'm hosting a cookie party on my Facebook page today ( and would love it if you could stop by to share the recipe there too.
  29. These look so good. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
  30. Pinned this, I LOVE peppermint and egg nog! Trying these soon. I host a weekly Wednesday link party if you'd like to stop by:
    • 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!

  31. These look soooooo delicious. I am such a sucker for shortbread! Must make these very soon :) Pinned it!

    • 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! :)

  32. These look absolutely delicious Marti! I'm so glad to be your newest follower, love your blog:)

  33. These look scrumptious! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
  34. They look amazingly delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe, Marti;-)
  35. Oh my, these must be on my list of cookies to make for Christmas! I pinned this!
  36. I love peppermint and these sound amazing.
    • Hello Jenn,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I would be thrilled to see you here again! :)

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


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