Holidays & Entertaining Christmas Christmas Cookies Peppermint Sandies Every cookie exchange needs a bite-size meltaway in the mix. These have the added benefit of being a great way to use up candy canes. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 27, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Peppermint is the unofficial flavor of the Christmas season. These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are rolled in a mix of powdered sugar and red sanding sugar. Store the cookies at room temperature for up to three days or freeze for up to three months. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup finely crushed striped round peppermint candies (about 10) 1 tablespoon water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling Red Decorating sugar, optional Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar and the 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the water, vanilla, and peppermint extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Roll cookies in additional powdered sugar and sprinkle with red sugar (if using). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 70 Calories 4g Fat 8g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 69.9 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3.9g 5% Saturated Fat 2.4g 12% Cholesterol 10.2mg 3% Sodium 31.1mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 8.3g 3% Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1% Total Sugars 3.8g Protein 0.6g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 2mg 0% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 7mg 0% Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g Vitamin D 0IU Alanine 0g Arginine 0g Ash 0.1g Aspartic acid 0g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 1.4mg Copper, Cu 0mg Cystine 0g Energy 292.4kJ Fluoride, F 0.4mcg Folate, total 9.7mcg Glutamic acid 0.2g Glycine 0g Histidine 0g Isoleucine 0g Leucine 0g Lysine 0g Methionine 0g Magnesium, Mg 1.3mg Manganese, Mn 0mg Niacin 0.3mg Phosphorus, P 6.8mg Pantothenic acid 0mg Phenylalanine 0g Proline 0.1g Retinol 31.7mcg Selenium, Se 1.8mcg Serine 0g Starch 0g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1mg Tryptophan 0g Tyrosine 0g Valine 0g Vitamin A, IU 118.2IU Vitamin A, RAE 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.3mcg Water 1.7g Zinc, Zn 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.