It’s the season for Christmas baking. The Amish know a thing or two about that. Here’s one of my favourite cookie recipes. These Amish peppermint mocha sugar cookies are sure to knock your socks off.
I don’t have a lot of time for baking lately, but when I do bake, then it’s something I know everyone will love. Amish baking traditions are rich and have been around for a long time. What I love about these Amish peppermint mocha sugar cookies is that there are no really extra far out unnecessary ingredients. Most of the ingredients are actually pretty easy to find.
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Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
These Amish sugar cookies are just the right blend of sugary smooth buttery goodness and bright crunchy peppermint. I love peppermint this time of year especially. What’s a bit different about this recipe is the addition of chocolate chips. Everyone knows that chocolate and peppermint are the best combination of flavours!
Amish Peppermint Mocha Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter soft
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
tsp cream of tartar
cup chocolate chips
cup finely crushed peppermint candy
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter – melted for icing
- 1 tsp vanilla for icing
- 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract for icing
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk for icing also
- 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar for icing
- 1 cup finely crushed peppermint candies for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Cookie Directions: Beat butter, oil, sugar, and powdered sugar with the electric mixer until combined.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract to the butter mixture. Beat to blend.
- Add to a large bowl flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
- Whisk to combine.
- Slowly begin to add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
- Beat immediately after each addition.
- Don't overmix.
- Use the mini cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes. (Or until the edges are slightly brown)
- Allow to slightly cool before transferring to the wire racks to cool completely.
- Icing Directions: Add butter, vanilla, peppermint extract, and 1/4 cup of milk together in a bowl.
- Whisk to combine until the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time.
- Mix after each addition. Continue to mix until smooth. (Total of 4 cups of powdered sugar)
- Use a large spoon to drizzle the icing on the cookies.
The icing is a simple add-on and more like a glaze actually.
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