Peppermint Tea Shortbread Cookies dipped in White Chocolate

Last year I did The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and had a great time, and got some great cookies. This year, I was more excited than ever to participate because this year, participation meant money for the charity Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

Right about the time I needed to decide what cookies to make for my three assignees, my friend Maegan came to stay with us for Thanksgiving. Maegan loves peppermint tea, so I always make sure to have some on hand (along with Diet Coke, in the can, specifically) to make her feel at home.

After a very late night of talking and Prosecco drinking, I stumbled into the kitchen Thanksgiving weekend to make coffee. As I flitted around the kitchen island, I kept smelling the strong scent of peppermint. “WHERE is that coming from?!”, I kept asking myself.

Suddenly I spotted the box of peppermint tea under a notebook. It had been left open the night before. (What can I say – we’re classy. Prosecco followed by midnight hot tea!) The peppermint tea smelled strong, but also delightful, and I immediately thought of the Earl Grey Tea Cookies and Christmas Tea Shortbread I’ve made in the past.

In addition to peppermint tea flavored, I wanted these cookies to be extra special. What better way to do that than to dip each darling cookie in a wash of white chocolate, and then cover them in Christmassy sprinkles?

I especially love these sprinkles, because they have an addition of “Grinch” green. I think it sets off the other sprinkles that much better! (They’re from Target.)

My Cookie Swap matches are Ami from Naive Cook Cooks, Kathy from The Cheap Gourmet and Kimberly from Eat the Evidence, some of whom were also given me as a match.

Kimberly and Kathy both sent me cookies – delicious, quickly devoured cookies. My husband was especially partial to Kimberly’s World Domination Cookies, while Kathy’s Potato Chip Cookies made my day! The third person to send me cookies was Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla. She sent along a Boozy salted fennel pollen shortbread that James is still talking about. If you love licorice, you’ll LOVE those cookies.

Back to Peppermint Tea Shortbread cookies dipped in White Chocolate and sprinkles – I think you’ll love the mild undertone of peppermint through this buttery, brown sugar shortbread. Use any cookie cutter shape you desire. Candy canes or angels would be just as darling. Happy Cookie swapping!



  1. says

    The kids just caught a glimpse of these as I was reading your post and now they are begging PRETTY PLEASE can we make them today. Looks like it’s going to have to happen! Lovely photos by the way.

  2. says

    I really like the idea of the peppermint tea flavoured shortbread especially when it’s covered in that creamy white chocolate. Such lovely festive cookies!

  3. says

    Thank you for sending these delightful cookies. I loved the subtle hint of peppermint tea. It paired nicely with the white chocolate. I dunked mine in Earl Grey tea for a nice mid-afternoon snack. I planned on dunking in hot cocoa for a before-bed treat and discovered someone in my house had eaten the rest. LOL! It’s always a good sign when cookies disappear. Happy holidays!

  4. says

    I love adding tea to baked goods – it adds such a gorgeous flavour – but I’ve never tried with peppermint. I can imagine it tastes absolutely delicious – these could be great dipped in dark chocolate too!

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