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Peppermint Lace Cookies

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"These are just like the oatmeal lace cookies, with that cool taste of peppermint. Great with a hot cup of tea."
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55 m servings 96
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar in a large bowl until creamy and smooth; stir peppermint extract into butter mixture. Whisk flour and salt in a bowl and stir into butter mixture. Gently fold rolled oats and 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies into the dough.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving 3 inches between cookies; press cookies 1/4 inch thick with your fingertips.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies have lightly browned edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for at least 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.
  5. Stir 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar with 1 tablespoon very finely crushed peppermint candies in a small bowl; transfer to a fine-mesh wire strainer. Dust cooled cookies with peppermint candy mixture.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Crushing peppermints or candy canes: you can put them into a resealable plastic bag and beat them, or you can put them into a chopper/processor and process to fine. I then put them through a fine wire-mesh strainer. The powder that falls into bowl is for final sprinkle mixed with a few tablespoons of confectioners' sugar; the pebble size is for inside cookie dough.
  • If you have trouble removing cookies, try cupping your fingertips over them to move the whole cookie loose.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 96 calories; 5.3 11.3 0.8 14 70 Full nutrition

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Absolutely loved it. Will make it again and again. Served the cookies with peppermint ice cream and my friends are still raving about it. There are two small things I would modify when I make...

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Away from my own kitchen and recipe box, I picked this recipe for its similarities. My recipe is rolled and cut so I tried a test cookie from this dough, did not work well, spread unevenly bake...

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Absolutely loved it. Will make it again and again. Served the cookies with peppermint ice cream and my friends are still raving about it. There are two small things I would modify when I make...

Fabulous Christmas cookie and very easy to make. I have a double oven. In one oven I used my regular cookie sheet, in the other oven I used my Pampered Chef baking stone. The cookies on the ston...

I tried this recipe today after finding some leftover peppermint candy from the Holidays. I was a little skeptical about the oatmeal/peppermint combo but they are delicious! Definitely will make...

This is a delightful recipe that has a good but not overpowering peppermint taste! I rolled the dough into balls and then flattened them with the palm of my hand. The cookies were done after 10 ...

Here's a new cookie for your Christmas cookie plate! These turned out very nicely! I made half a batch of these, fitting 12 cookies easily onto each baking sheet with parchment and baking for ...

I really loved these cookies. It alarmed me though when I first starting preping them that there's so much butter, I will cut back the butter by 1/2 & I think maybe get the same results. These a...

This is a new staple! LOVED them!! Followed directions exactly with no complaints.

My cookies did not look like those in the picture but did taste good. After I had the first batch in the oven I saw that I had a partial package of mini chocolate chips on the counter and added ...

Wonderful cookies that are simple to make! Followed the directions exactly. The oatmeal and peppermint are a great combination. They also look like they came from a bakery!