Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Peppermint everything season! I love Christmas time for this exact reason. I could eat Peppermint and Mint flavored items to my heart’s content. I don’t discriminate I like Peppermint anything. Typically I make a traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and just had mint and chocolate chips to the mix  but this year I wanted to switch things up so I decided to alter a another cookie I make, Oreo Cheesecake Cookies.

Easy Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

These cookies came out exactly how I had planned them too and they are oh so delicious. I opted to *not* do the Oreos, instead I wanted it to be really simple. Next time though I might just go ahead and add some Mint Oreos! Because double the mint sounds amazing to me!

This recipe is super simple first whip together 1/2 cup butter and 3 ounces of cream cheese.

cream the cream cheese and butter

Then add 1 cup of sugar to the butter and cream cheese mixture along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of Peppermint Extract (or 3 drops Peppermint EO) and 2 drops of Green Food dye. I opted to use the Peppermint Essential Oil because I love my essential oils and it’s what I happened to have on hand! Next add in 1 cup of all purpose flour.

add sugar

Make 1-1 1/2 inch cookie dough balls and place them on your baking sheet 2 inches apart.

roll dough into balls

Bake at 375 degrees and bake for 12 minutes.

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

 

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract (or 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil)
2 drops green food dye
1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Mix together the 1/2 cup butter and 3 ounces of cream cheese.
  2. Add the cup of sugar to the butter and cream cheese mixture along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of Peppermint Extract (or 3 drops Peppermint EO) and 2 drops of Green Food dye.
  3. Next add in 1 cup of all purpose flour.
  4. Make 1-1 1/2 inch cookie dough balls and place them on your baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees and bake for 12 minutes.
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Comments

  1. Nicole Dz says

    This is a interesting mix of flavors, I love both peppermint and cheesecake, going to have to try this combo together, they look pretty awesome, I bet they are delish!

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