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Nickel Free Peppermint Eyed Cookies

Christy Cushing at http://nickelfoodallergy.com/
Need a nickel free cookie recipe for the holiday season? Why not try these sweet and buttery peppermint eyed cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cookies, Desserts, Holidays
Cuisine American


  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups white flour


  • Preheat the oven the 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on two cookie sheets, and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the sugar and melted butter. Mix the sugar and egg in a large mixing bowl. Next stir in the egg, vanilla and white flour until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  •  Shape the cookie dough into small balls and place them on the parchment paper, so there's sufficient space between them.
  • Lastly unwrap the individually wrapped hard peppermint candies and push one of them down into each of the cookie dough balls.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-12 minutes in the oven or until the cookie dough begins to brown.
  • Let them cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!


Melt the butter and roll the cookie dough in balls prior to adding the individual peppermint candies.