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Peppermint Swirl Sugar Cookies

These cookies are so soft and delicious and you can use your favorite sugar cookie to create the sandwich cookie. I used Sweet Lorens Sugar Cookies with sprinkles candy cane pieces sprinkled on top after baking then filled it with a peppermint swirl buttercream and drizzled some melted chocolate on some of them. This is such an easy and delicious cookie recipe for the holiday season!

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How To Pipe A Peppermint Swirl

To pipe the buttercream swirl on top and give the cookie a peppermint swirl-looking effect, I used a paintbrush dipped in red gel food dye and brushed 4 vertical lines starting at the top of my piping bag and working my way upward to the opening on the piping bag. You can pipe more or fewer lines depending on how you want your end result to look.

Sugar Cookie Peppermint Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

I use Americolor Food Gel. This is my favorite brand of food gel out there! The colors are so vibrant and a little goes a long way. I also use these tipless piping bags from Amazon. They are so handy and work so well for all of my creations. You can find both of these products by clicking on the linked texts above to my Amazon Storefront listings.

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You can use your favorite brand of pre-sliced Sugar Cookies or you can use any of my Sugar Cookie recipes linked below! Also, always feel free to get creative with the decorating process! You can half dip some of the cookies in melted chocolate, you can add a little drizzle as I did, you can use red candy melts to drizzle and decorate to fit the color theme, and so much more!

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Peppermint Swirl Sugar Cookies

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  • 2 packages Your favorite sugar cookie dough (I used Sweet Loren’s)

  • 1/2 cup Peppermint pieces (for topping each cookie)

  • Peppermint Buttercream Filling
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 3-5 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • red food dye (optional)


  • Prepare your favorite Sugar Cookies based on the directions on the package. As soon as your cookies come out of the oven and are still hot, sprinkle on some crushed peppermint pieces then allow them to cool completely before decorating/ assembling.
  • To make the buttercream, use a whisk attachment or hand mixer and whip the butter and confectioner’s sugar together while slowly adding in the heavy cream. Add the heavy cream one tablespoon at at time until it has reached a fluffy and smooth buttercream consistency. Add in the salt and vanilla.
  • Use a paintbrush to paint lines of red food dye on the inside of your piping bag. Try to make the lines as straight as possible. I made 4 lines total but you can add more or less if you wish.
  • Scoop the buttercream into your painted piping bag then cut off about 1/2″ from the tip.
  • Placing one sugar cookie at a time face down, then pipe a swirl of peppermint buttercream. Top this off with another cookie facing upward to complete the sandwich cookie.
  • Feel free to drizzle or dip these cookies with melted chocolate, add sprinkles to the sides, etc. Have fun with this and get creative! ❤️

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