Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies

A zing of citrus, a pop of mint, and the sweetness of a sugar cookie..all rolled into one perfect holiday cookie!

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

We’ve started house hunting for when we get to Washington in February…my husband told me to make a list of needs versus wants..I’ve realized, that line is quite blurry…I mean, I obviously need  a walk in closet and jacuzzi tub..right? 😉 It’s been fun, but when it comes to crunch time, I’m sure Ill start taking it more seriously..What are you must haves in your house?

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

Sooooo Christmas is one week from today…are you prepared? Done shopping? Not meeeee….I still have LOTS to do! Procrastination at its finest folks.. At least I’m making Christmas cookies though!

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

Like these Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies..don’t raise your eyebrows…I can see you all thinking what a strange combo..because my mom certainly did when I mentioned it to her..but THEN, a magical thing happened…I made them anyway, because I like to trust my gut..and they were fabulous.

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

She loved them..my two year old literally couldn’t keep his hands off, and my dad..a self-proclaimed lemon hater, even loved these.

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

These cookies are soft and chewy, with a lemon flavor and bit of peppermint. They’re refreshing, yet still sweet and indulgent! These cookies are perfect this season and I’m already making them again for an upcoming Christmas Party!

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

Peppermint Kiss Lemon Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: About 28 Cookies

A zing of citrus, a pop of mint, and the sweetness of a sugar cookie..all rolled into one perfect holiday cookie!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a large lemon)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roughly chopped peppermint kisses (about 20-25 pieces)

Directions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom so it all thoroughly creams.
  2. Add in the lemon zest, lemon extract, and lemon juice. Mix it all together.
  3. Crack in the egg and the vanilla extract, beat together.
  4. Pour in the flour and cornstarch, sprinkle in the baking powder, soda, and salt.
  5. Mix on low until just combined.
  6. Add in the chopped peppermint kisses, stir together to fully incorporate.
  7. Chill dough for about an hour in the fridge.
  8. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  9. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, spacing them two inches apart on the baking sheet.
  10. Keep the dough in the fridge in between rolling out the balls onto the sheets
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes, (mine took 9), and cool on the sheets for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a cool rack.
  12. Enjoy!

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