Vanilla Peppermint Cookies

peppermint cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks from large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 16 ounces sour cream (2cups)
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of pure honey
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

peppermint vanilla cookies

Directions: 

  • Separate egg yolks from the egg whites, from 3 large eggs. You will use the egg whites for the glaze.
  • With a mixer beat 3 egg yolks, with 2 cups of sugar.

peppermint vanilla cookies

  • Stir in 16 ounces sour cream, 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/2 cup honey.
  • In a small cup mix together 2 teaspoons baking soda with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, it will foam up.   Add to the bowl with the rest of ingredients.

Vanilla peppermint cookies

  • To the bowl, add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, 2 Tablespoons of vanilla. Mix all well together.
  • Stir in 4 cups of flour.

vanilla peppermint cookies

  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Use parchment paper, or grease baking sheets if it’s not the nonstick kind.
  • Shape dough into small balls (I use a ice cream scoop), put on a baking sheet.

vanilla peppermint cookies

  • Bake cookies for 20 minutes.

Glaze:

  • Using a hand mixer, beat 3 egg whites for 1 minute.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Beat for another 2 minutes.

vanilla peppermint cookies

  • After the cookies have cooled down, brush the glaze all over the cookies. Glaze will dry up quick.

vanilla peppermint cookies

* Your peppermint cookies could be darker or lighter than mine. It depends on the kind of honey you use. In the first picture I used a darker richer honey than in the following picture. Either way they are soft, sweet and delicious.

peppermint cookies

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