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Iced Peppermint Cookies

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These iced peppermint cookie bars are made with a sugar cookie base with a hint of peppermint topped with peppermint buttercream icing.

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2 iced peppermint cookie bars next to a red mug

Tips for using all natural food coloring

For this I recipe I used the Adams Extract All Natural Food Coloring. It’s made with vegetable oil and natural colorants. I love the idea of using an all natural coloring and it worked well in the frosting. 

The color is a more subtle color than if you used regular food coloring and I found that it wasn’t the best to use in the cookie dough. It takes a lot to color something large like the dough and went it baked the color didn’t come through.

My advice is to use a little bit to start with the first time so you can get a feel for it.

Iced peppermint cookie bars with extract bottle and sprinkles packet

When I made the cookie bars, I used peppermint extract instead of the usual vanilla. It was a nice way to unite the cookie bars with the peppermint buttercream.

The little candy cane sprinkles from Sprinkles Pop were just perfect for these peppermint cookie bars. They were the perfect way to carry the theme through all the way.

Other cookie recipes:

Christmas Sprinkle Pudding Cookies

Cinnamon Apple Iced Oatmeal Cookies #AppleWeek

Almond Joy No Bake Cookies

Triple Peanut Bar Cookies

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Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars next to a mug and pan

Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars

Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars next to a mug and pan

Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars

These iced peppermint cookie bars are made with a sugar cookie base with a hint of peppermint topped with peppermint buttercream icing.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

Cookie Bar Base

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Peppermint Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 10 drops food coloring

Instructions

Cookie bars

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until combined.
  • Add eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, peppermint, and salt to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  • Beat in the flour and press the mixture into a 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes until dough is light brown.  Allow to cool.

Peppermint Buttercream

  • In a clean bowl, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract to the butter and beat until combined.  Add milk as needed to the mixture to make it spreadable.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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