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Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

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These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

Of all the holiday foods, I think I look forward to the holiday cookies the most! Cookies are my perfect food: they’re small, they’re cute, they come in every flavor imaginable, and they’re the perfect serving size. (Let’s just ignore the fact that I can never just eat one cookie, shall we?) These peppermint cheesecake cookies combine two of my favorite holiday flavors, and they are totally delicious! I’ve been seeing delicious cheesecake cookies floating around on Pinterest, but I decided to jazz them up with a little peppermint flavor and a tasty glaze, along with a sprinkle of crushed candy cane. They’re fun and festive, and perfect for sharing with friends or bringing to a holiday party!

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cookies, desserts, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 1 Cookie
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients

for the cookies:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the topping:

  • 1 candy cane crushed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract, and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, making scoops that are approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Bake 11-13 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. When the cookies have cooled, whisk together the melted butter and powdered sugar. Add the peppermint extract and red food coloring, and mix to combine. Add enough milk to thin the glaze to a drizzling consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies and sprinkle with the crushed candy cane.

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

The cookie dough is a little stickier than a typical cookie dough, but it holds together well while it bakes, and forms lovely pillowy cookies. I used a cookie scoop to make things easier and to ensure that all my cookies were the same size.

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

They come out of the oven so fluffy and perfect!

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

Once they’re cooled, you’ll drizzle on the glaze and top them with a little crushed candy cane. So fun and festive!

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

These cookies have the perfect soft and tender texture, and the combination of cheesecake and peppermint is delicious. They are definitely my new favorite holiday cookies!

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

For more delicious holiday cookie recipes, check out some of our favorites below:

Melted Snowman Cookies | Strawberry Linzer Cookies | Hot Cocoa Cookies

These soft and tender peppermint cheesecake cookies have an amazing cheesecake flavor, and the perfect hint of peppermint!

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