These are just like the oatmeal lace cookies, with that cool taste of peppermint. Great with a hot cup of tea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving 3 inches between cookies; press cookies 1/4 inch thick with your fingertips.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.3g 4% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; sodium 69.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2013
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 this recipe the next time: #1 - I will add 1 more tsp of peppermint extract (I want more flavor in the cookies) and #2 - I will place only six cookies on each baking sheet. They really spread out quite wide and I didn't leave enough space between them. Otherwise they're simply exquisite! Buttery crispy gorgeous looking. A winner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2019
Did not spread out and oats were hard. I used KerrGold butter. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2013
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 this recipe the next time: #1 - I will add 1 more tsp of peppermint extract (I want more flavor in the cookies) and #2 - I will place only six cookies on each baking sheet. They really spread out quite wide and I didn't leave enough space between them. Otherwise they're simply exquisite! Buttery crispy gorgeous looking. A winner! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2013
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 stone took longer and did not spread out like the others. Next time I will only use my cookie sheets. I was also nervous about flattening them too much. After making the first batch I really pressed them down and they turned out better. I also tried to make the edges uniform after I pressed down first batch. They look nicer in their natural shape. Lastly I overcooked a batch because I thought they would look more golden when they were done so I left them a little longer. They were still fine but a little harder than I think they should be. I love these pretty buttery minty cookies! These are a must bake at Christmas time. Thanks Island Girl! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
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 these again (many times I think!) Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2014
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 minutes and were removed easily from a parchment paper lined sheet. The powder sugar/crushed candy mix dusted on top makes this cookie so don't be shy! It is a very light crispy cookie that I would definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2013
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 12 minutes. I got 23 cookies using a small cookie scoop. These are very tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2013
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 those to the rest of the batter made a great addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2013
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 are really yummy though I made some to give to the leasing office tomarrow for Christmas Eve I ate 8 to myself when they came out the oven. You dont need to keep them 3 inches apart though 1 inch is enough room. There's no baking powder or soda they dont rise they stay the same size as you plop them on there. I did 1 cup white flour & 1/4 cup wheat flour to make them healthier & no one can tell:-) Wonderful Christmas cookie I will make these years to come I love them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2013
This is a new staple! LOVED them!! Followed directions exactly with no complaints. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2019
Did not spread out and oats were hard. I used KerrGold butter. Read More