Best Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies IMAGE

The combination of peppermint and chocolate is a holiday winner. The dark chocolate dough is ideal for cutting into all sorts of holiday shapes, such as holly and trees.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010


  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
Peppermint Buttercream:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract


In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in egg, vanilla and salt.

In separate bowl, sift flour with cocoa; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to form smooth dough. Shape into 2 discs; wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Between waxed paper, roll out each disc to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness; transfer to tray and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Using floured 1-3/4-inch (4.5 cm) oval cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps and chilling dough between cutting. Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven until firm and no longer shiny, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 10 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Peppermint Buttercream: In bowl, beat butter with sugar until in fine crumbs; beat in cream and peppermint extract. Using piping bag fitted with small plain tip (or plastic bag with 1 corner snipped off), pipe scant 1 tsp (5 mL) onto centre of half the cookies; place remaining cookies on top, pressing gently to push buttercream to edge.

Garnish: Pipe dab of buttercream onto centre of top of each sandwich cookie; sprinkle with crushed candy. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

These Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies make a delicious holiday gift. Wrap them up and then download and print these cute labels to add to your package. The finishing touch to your homemade gift? A recipe card for these delicious cookies.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 18 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 96.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 54 mg
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Best Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies