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Easy Peppermint Cookies

Author Maureen


  • 1 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • crushed candy canes
  • your favorite red and/or white frosting
  • festive sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Mix Country Crock® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until blended. (Dough will be soft and creamy.)
  • Stir in peppermint extract. (Add more if you like your cookies super minty)
  • Stir in crushed candy cane pieces.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.
  • Frost with desired frosting and top with sprinkles.