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Stack of peppermint cheesecake cookies on a black plate

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies are a uniquely indulgent treat to add to your home-baked Christmas cookie list.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Christmas Cookies
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
  • 3 ounces Cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Finely crushed candy cane pieces (about 5 candy canes)


  • Beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and beat to incorporate. By hand, stir in the crushed candy cane pieces.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on foil or parchment lined cookie sheets. Make sure to leave enough room between the cookies because they will spread quite a bit while they bake.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden and the centers are set. Cool completely on cookie sheets before removing.