My calendar is either my best friend or my worst enemy. When I remember to write my “to-dos” on the calendar, it’s awesome. But when I forget, uh-oh! This week is a great example. The PTO sent emails out a week ago regarding their need for cookie donations. Did I write it on my calendar? No. Did I remember? Only after receiving another email yesterday reminding me to send the cookies are by tomorrow! Eek!
In moments like this, forget the from-scratch sugar cookie recipe. It’s pouring down the rain, the triplets are bouncing off the walls, and I haven’t even made dinner. My stash of Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes comes in handy at times like these. By adding a few ingredients, I can make delicious Peppermint Glaze Sugar Cookies that look like they took much more time than they really did. I am glad to say that this morning my daughter is skipping off to school with a carefully packaged Ziploc box of these Peppermint Glaze Sugar Cookies.
The Publix holiday recipe page has many of my favorite Betty Crocker mix recipes. I have always been a fan of the Holiday Blossom Cookies. There is so much variety with these cookies! By using sugar cookie mix and baking chips (rather than larger chocolate candies), it adds a whole different look to a classic blossom cookie recipe!
Grab Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix from your local Publix. Make the cookies as directed on the package for drop cookies.
Be sure to not over bake the cookies! Sugar cookies are tricky. If you wait until they are browning on top, then they will be too crispy.
Pull them from the oven, and use a teaspoon measuring spoon to make small wells in the top of the cookies. Add in peppermint baking bits.
Remove the cookies to a cooling rack. Once they are completely cooled, you can add an optional glaze. These cookies taste fantastic without the glaze, but if you are a fan of peppermint, then the glaze takes it over the top. Make the glaze by mixing one cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp. peppermint extract, and 3 tblsp. water or milk. Pour the glaze over the cookies.
After making these, I packaged these up in a Ziploc Medium Square container and sent them off to school!