Each Christmas (for who knows how long, at least the last 5 years), my sister-in-law, Gina, makes these cookies. They are to die for especially if you're a red velvet fan (and even if you're not). These cookies are chewy with little pieces of crunchy- thanks to the peppermint candy.
Peppermint Red Velvet Cookies
1 box red velvet cake mix
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon corn starch
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter, eggs, and peppermint extract. Stir in crushed peppermint candy. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar and corn starch. Form dough into balls (if dough is too sticky- scoop a spoonful into the powdered sugar mixture, coat, and then roll it into a ball). Place cookies 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes (They may not look done, but Gina say's to trust her- they're done. You'll over-bake them if you leave them in longer.) Allow to cool for 1 minute before removing to cooling racks.
Into a large bowl (I'm using my mixer, but you can mix these by hand.), add cake mix-
6 tablespoons of melted and cooled butter
and 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Mix until well combined.
Stir in 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy.
In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of corn starch. When you bake these, the powdered sugar dissolves a little but the cornstarch won't, giving it the frosted look we're going for.
Scoop a spoonful into the powdered sugar mixture (I used a cookie scoop, but two spoons will work too), coat with the sugar, and then roll into balls.
Place each ball of dough 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes only.
Allow to cool 1 minute before removing to cooling racks.
Again this year, I'm including a 3x5 printable recipe card. Consider it my Christmas present to you. Just click on the card. Then right click and "save as" to your computer. You're welcome to print as many as you like.