Peppermint Crunch Cookies

These tender soft sugar cookies are terrific on their own but made extra festive with a simple glaze and candy cane topper.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Makes: about 2 dozen cookies
  • Cook time: 12 min

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 150
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Cholestérol 20 mg
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Sodium 80 mg
  • Potassium* 50 mg
*Some ingredients used in the analysis do not provide potassium information, so the potassium mg per serving may be undervalued


3/4 cup / 175 ml
softened, unsalted butter
1 cup / 250 ml
granulated sugar
1 tsp / 5 ml
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp / 2 ml
peppermint extract (or additional vanilla extract)
1/4 cup / 50 ml
Naturegg Simply Egg Whites, shaken well
2 cup / 500 ml
all-purpose flour
2 tsp / 10 ml
baking powder
1/2 tsp / 2 ml
2 tbsp / 30 ml
melted, unsalted butter
2 tbsp / 30 ml
1/2 tsp / 2 ml
peppermint extract (optional)
1 cup / 250 ml
Icing sugar
crushed candy canes or peppermint candies


  1. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and peppermint extract until fluffy; add egg whites and beat just until smooth, scraping bowl as needed. Blend flour with baking powder and salt; add to mixer and beat on low until a thick dough forms. Chill for 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  3. Scoop tablespoons of dough; roll into a ball and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing 3-inches (8 cm) apart. (Do not flatten, cookies will spread as they bake.)

  4. Bake, in batches, for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool completely on baking sheets.

  5. Glaze: Meanwhile, whisk butter, milk and extract (if using) in a small bowl to combine; stir in icing sugar until smooth (adjust consistency as needed with up to 1 tbsp/15 ml extra milk if glaze is too thick for dipping).

  6. Dip tops of cooled cookies in glaze; decorate with crushed candies and return to baking sheets until completely set.


  1. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

  2. Place candies in a ziptop bag and smash gently with a heavy wooden spoon to crush.

  3. Not a fan of peppermint? Replace the mint flavour with additional vanilla or even finely grated orange or lemon zest and garnish with extra zest instead of candies.

This recipe was made with:

Naturegg Simply Egg Whites

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Tips: Whipping

When adding sugar to egg whites begin after the whites are foamy and then add 1 tablespoon at a time, beating as you slowly sprinkle the sugar in. Check to be sure that sugar is dissolved by rubbing a bit of beaten white between your thumb and forefinger. It should feel smooth.

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