Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies

Thank you, Pillsbury, for inspiring me to bake these Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies just in time for the holiday season!

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you know that last week I had the opportunity to travel to General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d ever get invited to bake in the Pillsbury Test Kitchen(!!!) – and even better, I got to do it with some of the coolest bloggers ever.

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Thanks to Tonia @ The Gunny Sack for sharing her photo!

I had the absolute BEST time spending the day with Trish, Joan, Heather, Julie, Emily, Jocelyn, Kate, Zainab, Tonia, Cheryl, Shawn, Gerry, Jocelyn, and Dana.  I can honestly say that one of the best parts of this trip was getting to meet and spend time with these bloggers – they were seriously an amazing group of people, and I am so honored that I got to share this opportunity with them.

Pillsbury treated us to a whirlwind adventure, starting with a group dinner on Thursday.  After breakfast on Friday, we split into two groups: my group had the opportunity to bake in the test kitchen in the morning, and the Pillsbury staff treated us to a food-styling lesson and photography lesson in the afternoon.

We started off in the kitchen by making some appetizers and cookies, and I was paired up with my good friend, Trish.  We baked up some Chipotle Meatball Appetizers {more on that in a later post} and Gingerbread-Turtle Thumbprint Cookies, and simply had a blast.  The Pillsbury test kitchen is amazing, ya’ll.  I’m still thinking about their dishwasher that washes a load of dishes in 5 minutes. ;-)

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Thanks to Trish for sharing her photo with me!

Okay, but let’s get back to these Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies.  I fell in love with Pillsbury’s peppermint cookie dough – this stuff smelled amazing right out of the package, and I knew I had to use it to make a fun holiday cookie.  While it’s plenty yummy enough on its own, I jazzed up the dough rolling it in sprinkles and adding a Candy Cane Kiss on top.

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You can’t have too much peppermint during the holiday season.  That’s my motto.

If you can’t find the peppermint dough in your market, don’t worry.  Just use 2 regular sized rolls of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough (16.5 ounces each) and add in 2/3 cup of crushed candy canes.  But if you can find it, grab the peppermint dough – you won’t be sorry.  Doodle kept eating the dough while I was rolling out the cookies…his words: “I love this stuff.”

Me too, dude.

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Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies

makes approximately 40 cookies

Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (30-ounce) Pillsbury Peppermint Cookie Dough
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • sprinkles (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 40 Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cookie dough and 2/3 cup flour until completely combined. Form into 1-inch balls and then roll in the sprinkles.
  3. Place cookies approximately 2-inches apart on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/peppermint-sprinkle-cookies/

Do you like peppermint? Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy {click on the picture for the recipe}:

 his easy white chocolate peppermint swirled fudge only takes a few minutes to make – and no candy thermometer!

Peppermint Blondies with White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting from Kitchen Meets Girl #recipes #blondies

XO, Ashley

 

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Disclosure:  Pillsbury paid for my travel and accommodations to the General Mills Headquarters as part of a Holiday Bloggers event.  However, all opinions in this post, as always, are 100% my own.

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Comments

  1. Oh I agree with your motto a 100%. You can never have too much peppermint this time of the season. These cookies are so delicious looking and I love all the sprinkles. It was so great to meet you in person after all these years of online admiration. Hope you have a great holiday season! Merry Christmas :)
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted..Gingerbread Cake with Molasses Buttercream {Holiday Classic}My Profile

  2. I LOVED meeting you!!! I hope we get to meet up again! SOON! And those cookies look fantastic! I could live on Pillsbury’s Peppermint Cookie Dough!! :-D Now I’ll stop shouting!!! hahaha XOXO
    Kate@Diethood recently posted..Lemon-Pepper Salmon In FoilMy Profile

  3. You can never have too much peppermint! Great motto!!! It was so fun to see you again at Pillsbury. And I need one of those super dishwashers…and about a dozen of these fabulous cookies to eat for breakfast :-) Have a great Christmas!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Coconut Cream Cookie CupsMy Profile

  4. I could use one of those dishwashers, especially this time of year!!
    Love how fun and festive these cookies are!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted..Salted Caramel Mocha CookiesMy Profile

  5. Wish I had seen these festive cookies 3 weeks ago. ;) Pinning to make next holiday season! :)
    Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner recently posted..Roasted Red Pepper PastaMy Profile

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