Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe

 Needing a different Christmas cookie recipe this year? Check out these Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies! Oddly, they almost taste like Girl Scout Thin Mints!

Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies

This year, a few of my blogging friends and I decided to have a cookie swap. I usually make sugar cookies for Christmas and thought about making them as my cookies to give to my fellow blogger.

However, I looked through some cookbooks and decided to try a new recipe.

I found a recipe in a Taste of Home The Best of Country Cooking 2010 book. The new recipe was going great until it came to the chocolate sauce. That is where I had to change things. I got out my new best friend, the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. The melting wafers really changed the cookies. To me, the cookies taste a lot like the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Yum!

Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Delicious Christmas cookies that have a taste similar to Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies!

Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe

Delicious Christmas Cookies!
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Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Chill Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 10-12 drops Red Food Coloring
  • 3/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon aking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar.
  • Beat in the egg, food coloring and peppermint extract.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cram of tartar and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the large bowl.
  • Shape the batter into a ball and chill for 2 hours.
  • Once chilled, form the batter into 3/4 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Take a drinking glass and flatten the balls into circles.
  • Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, melt your chocolate wafers. Use a spatula and spread a layer of chocolate on the bottom of the cookies. Place the cookies on their tops while the chocolate hardens.
  • Once the bottoms have harden, turn them over to decorate the tops with a Christmas designs. Make sure to use piping bag with a small tip.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. Now that you’ve mastered the sister to the ever so popular Thin Mint, your popularity is going to grow massively. The world loves Thin Mints. Oh how I wish I could taste these.

    1. I didn’t know what to expect with this new recipe. I was excited with how they turned out. Now I don’t have to wish for the Girl Scouts to come by and sell me some cookies. :)

  2. Earl-Leigh says:

    They look lovely. My husband always wants a traditional chocolate chip so we’ll bake those and gingerbread men. :)

  3. Kristen Kelly says:

    These sound so good! I usually bake a variety because I create baskets of goodies that I give away as gifts. These might make it in this year’s basket! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love baking at the holiday time. I love to do my traditional favorites and add new favorites. I will be giving these a try!

  5. YUM, I love girl scout thin mints…these sound divine!

  6. These looks so yummy. I will add this to my recipe collection. Thanks!

  7. Nadine Reeves says:

    Are the baking pans coated with baking spray ?

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