Easy No-Bake Peppermint Cookies


‘Tis the season for peppermint cookies!

…ok, fine, so it’s not really the Holidays any more, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make some of our favorite holiday treats, right?! There’s no rules when it comes to cookies – and if I’m craving a particular kind of cookie, then by golly, I’m gonna make some dang cookies!

Usually when I’m craving a specific cookie treat, it’s either:

  1. Pumpkin-Oatmeal Raisin cookies
  2. Chocolate Chip cookies (the classic)
  3. Thumb-print cookies
  4. Those SUPER SOFT sugar cookies they sell at the grocery stores… you know the ones:


These are my addiction.


However over the weekend, I was really craving these super easy peppermint cookies I had once made during the holidays. I wanted to bake something that wasn’t too sweet, and peppermint cookies sounded like they’d be the perfect treat to satiate my cookie craving.

And perfect they were, y’all.

So Holidays or not, these peppermint cookies great for any time of the year. And did I mention – there’s no baking required! Are we in love yet? 😍

Give these a try if you have some extra ingredients laying around. The recipe doesn’t take long to make, the cookies are super adorable, and the taste is refreshingly peppermint-y.

Bonus – this would be a great cookie recipe to make with the kids. They’ll be thrilled to take over fork printing duty.


Easy No-Bake Peppermint Cookies

Easy No-Bake Peppermint Cookies

These peppermint cookies are so easy and fun to make - and you don't even need an oven!


  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • food coloring
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, and beat until well combined.
  3. Add in the peppermint extract. Stir.
  4. Stir in an additional cup of sifted powdered sugar.
  5. Empty the bowl onto a cutting board, sprinkled with the last cup of powdered sugar.
  6. Knead the mixture until all of the sugar is absorbed and the dough is completely smooth.
  7. Add in your desired food coloring. Optional: For Christmas Peppermint cookies, divide dough into three portions. Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one green. Leave one portion white.
  8. With your hands, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll in the granulated sugar until lightly coated.
  9. Flatten gently with a fork.
  10. Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  11. Store in an airtight container.


Let me know your favorite type of cookie below – I’m always looking for new types to try!