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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies


  • 3/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 5 Tablespoons Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 sticks Unsalted butter cold
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter soft
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped peppermint candy


  • Sift cornstarch, sugar & flour.
  • Place in food processor and blend in butter until finely mixed.
  • Pour into a bowl and pinch off teaspoons of dough and roll into small balls.
  • Place on a lined cookie sheet.
  • Make indentation in the center of each cookie using thumb.
  • (I use the end of my whisk for a more uniformed shape.)
  • Bake 15-16 minutes at 350.
  • Or until lightly browned (do not overtake)
  • Remove and cool on cookie racks before adding filling.
  • Blend the ingredients above (MINUS the candy).
  • Mix until well blended and a smooth consistency.
  • (Add more cream if too heavy to mix or more sugar if too smooth.).
  • Fill cookies and sprinkle with candy.


These break easily and are highly addictive!