Amish Peppermint Mocha Sugar Cookies

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.

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!

peppermint mocha sugar cookies

Amish Peppermint Mocha Sugar Cookies

Delicious, Best, Amish Peppermint Mocha Sugar Cookies are perfect for holiday gatherings. The best Christmas cookies.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 130 kcal


  • 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
  • 1

    tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2

    cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2

    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.


Calories: 130kcal
Keyword peppermint mocha sugar cookies
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One Comment

  • Shirley O

    This recipe is a must try. It looks so delicious and would be perfect to add to my Christmas cookie baking list.