Peppermint Pink Blossoms

Grab an extra bag of peppermint Kisses this holiday season so you can make these delicious blossom cookies. Roll the dough in pink decorating sugar to make these pink cookies even more festive.

Peppermint Pink Blossoms on pink sugar surface
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
30 cookies


  • cup shortening

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Red or pink food coloring (optional)

  • cup pink decorating sugar

  • 30 white peppermint Kisses with stripes


  1. In a large bowl beat shortening with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and peppermint extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. If desired, tint dough with food coloring, kneading to evenly combine. Cover and chill dough 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in pink sugar to coat. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Immediately press Kisses into cookie centers. Remove; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 13.1mcg

*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.

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