Mint sugar cookies are some of the easiest and best Christmas cookies out there: grab a sugar cookie mix and a bag of Andes, and you’re halfway there. Perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges or just to have on hand for Christmas treats or cookies for Santa.
Back in my pre-kid days, I used to love an elaborate recipe. I would endlessly research on Pinterest, try new techniques and just go the extra mile on the ol’ cookie front. Fast forward to a few years ago when I was two weeks from delivering my second son and I’d been in and out of the hospital with high blood pressure issues. I felt like I should muster up the effort for at least one Christmas cookie for my older son at the absolute very least. I kinda remembered a cookie where you wrapped pie crust around a Hershey’s kiss and I went for it and that was the ONLY cookie I made that year. Guys, it was a cookie that only a mother could love. And literally, my mom was the only one who ate them at a holiday gathering we went to. I guess you never stop sacrificing for your kids, even 35 years later, hehe.
So, if you are in the boat where you barely have it in you to make one Christmas cookie, or if you just want a cookie that’s easy and/or super easy to have the kids help with, these Mint Sugar Cookies are for you. Easy, but impressive. Which, no matter what time I have available to me, is so my speed.
Mint Sugar Cookies How-to
Once the cookie dough has had a chance to chill, take about a tablespoon of dough and wrap it around an Andes mint. Do make sure to seal it around the mint so no chocolate leaks out, but don’t worry if the dough ball is really misshapen, it evens out in the baking process.
Mint Sugar Cookie Festive Flair Time
For some festive flair, roll your cookie dough balls in some colored sanding sugars. I went with red and green, but for some reason the green did not turn out at all from an appearance perspective. So they were still eaten, but didn’t make the final photo cut.
After you’ve given the cookies a sugar roll, pop the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet. I have fantastic luck with a silicone baking mat and an Air Bake cookie pan. Bake them at 375° for 7-9 minutes and you’re Christmas cookie ready! These also freeze well if you’re like me and like to start a little early and freeze as you go.
If this turns out to be a favorite, it’s also an easy one to redo for Valentine’s Day! No changes needed!
These Mint Sugar Cookies are minty and deliciously cool and pair perfectly with the sugar cookie dough. Easy, peasy, done, Christmas cookie style! Need a few more Christmas cookies to round out your mix? Try some One Bowl Gingerbread Brownies or Peanut Butter Blossoms and serve them with a mug of Freezer Creamy Coffee Mix. If you’re looking for a one stop shop for Christmas cookies that start with a mix, I’d love for you to check out my Christmas Cookies ebook on Amazon. 🙂
What are your favorite Christmas cookies? I’d love to hear in the comments :).
- 1 package of sugar cookie mix (I use Betty Crocker)
- 30 Andes mints, unwrapped (final number might vary a bit depending on the mix)
- Prepare cookie dough per package directions
- Pop it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes
- Wrap about a tablespoon around each mint candy (make sure to seal the dough around the mint, but don't worry about the shape of the dough ball, it will even out during baking)
- Roll in colored sugar if desired
- Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes