Peppermint Twist Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap

Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN

Peppermint Twist Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap

What exactly is the twist for my Peppermint Twist Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap? Well you get 3 recipes all in one place, and one is a hack for those that are not bakers.


I was invited to one of my sweet friends, annual cookie exchange next weekend, which truly is the event of the season. I am so grateful to be included in this beautiful celebration of woman and holiday cheer each year. Plus, I really look forward to concocting a fun new recipe for this group, that can easily yield 8 dozen tasty cookies. This year I decided to post the recipe on my blog for easy access ladies! Welcome to my Peppermint Twist Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap!

Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN

Also this year a group of my talented blogging friends decided to do a virtual version of a cookie exchange, with a blog hop recipe swap which was planned and organized by my friend Lynn from At Home In the Wildwood, so be sure to check out all the recipes at the bottom, for your holidays cookie platters. Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNOkay so what exactly is the twist for my Peppermint Twist Cookie Exchange Recipe? Well I do have a from scratch recipe below for my hardcore bakers out there. However, if you are a busy parent that finds yourself short on time this holiday season here is the break and bake easy hack. According to my husband during the pre-baking taste test did taste just as good as my original recipe, which is a little sad for me, but good for you! Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNFor the hack you will need premade sugar cookie dough, peppermint crunch, and vanilla frosting. There are 2 ways to prepare the cookies. The first is that you can bake your cookies and then frost them with vanilla icing and top them with the peppermint crunch, which is a basic method. Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNThe second method is to take the cookie dough and roll them into the peppermint crunch to lightly coat the dough. Then re-roll the dough into balls. Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNI highly recommend refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes after this step, prior to cooking, to reset the dough prior to baking. Then you will just bake according to the package directions.  Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNBAKING TIP: SILPAT (for a flatter crispy cookie) OR PARCHMENT PAPER WILL SAVE YOUR COOKIE SHEETS FROM THE PEPPERMINT CANDY MELTING ONTO THEM AND POSSIBLY BURNING.Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNAllow to cool and ice with vanilla icing, and top with additional peppermint crunch. Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN

Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNThese taste great with a piping hot cup of Hot Chocolate, click here to see a few of my Gourmet Hot Cocoa recipes.Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN


This is my homemade sugar cookie recipe, minus the frosting which I find to be a little too time consuming myself. Plus, I never get the consistency right here in the unpredictable, humid south, so I just buy pre-made icing; as do the majority of the best bakeries here in town. So there is no shame in this frosting game, and I don’t feel bad about it all, LOL! (Plus I will say that this is one of the well kept secrets from working in the wedding industry all these years. It comes in buckets people, big, beautiful 5 gallon buckets of buttercream, cream cheese, and fudge icing and it is good… like Publix good! #CKSOUTH)

Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN
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Peppermint Twist Sugar Cookies

Holiday Cookie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool & Icing 20 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 150kcal
Author Jennifer


  • Cookie Sheet
  • Mixer
  • Silpat


  • 1/2 cup Butter softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Sugar granulated
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla preferred- Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 2/3 cup Flour all purpose
  • 1 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Peppermint Crunch
  • 1 tub Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Crunch topping on cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper; set to side.
  • Cream sugar and butter in mixer
  • Add egg, vanilla and peppermint flavoring to bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
  • Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  • Hand stir in peppermint candy.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart onto your prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely before icing.

More Great Cookie Exchange Recipes:

Creme De Menthe Cocoa Brownie Bites

Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGN

Be sure to visit all my talented friends that are participating in our first annual Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap seen below. The recipes are just too good to miss this season. 

Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap 2019 Cookie Swap recipe exchange

Reindeer Cookies – The Frugal Homemaker 

Mocha Slice Cookies- Southern Bella Home

M&M Cookies – At Home In The Wildwood

 Peppermint Twist Cookies- Jenron Designs

Iced Sugar Cookies- ForgottenWay Farms

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie- The Front Porch Farmhouse

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  1. These cookies are so pretty! Almost too pretty to eat…almost 🙂

  2. Abby

    I love peppermint anything, and these look so pretty too!

  3. 5 stars
    These looks amazing! I love peppermint and I just can’t to try these out!

  4. Amber Hurley

    Omg these are perfect for this month! They look so good!

  5. I love your original and creative concept of doing a cookie swap with other bloggers! 🙂 Your photos are always so stunning! 🙂 These pictures are making me hungry! 🙂

  6. I happen to LOVE peppermint! These cookies not only look delicious, they are also easy to make (not a hardcore baker!) Which makes them perfect for a cookie exchange! Your photos are gorgeous!

  7. 5 stars
    These look amazing! Love the addition of the peppermint on top! So festive!

    -Madi xo |

  8. Dr. Chimnaza

    These look delish. Salivating already.

  9. vicky

    I just discovered your blog through Southern Hospitality. So excited to be a follower; however, I am already needing assistance. I have never seen Peppermint Crunch. Can you please tell me where I would find it?

  10. Hi Vicky thank you for stopping by, I am so glad you found us! I found my Peppermint Crunch at Home Goods in the Food Section which can be hit or miss, but here are a few other locations:
    Sur La Table Peppermint Crunch
    Party City:
    Peppermint Crunch Amazon Prime:

    You can also use regular peppermints and pulse them in a food processor the achieve this type of crumble too. Happy Holidays

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