Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars next to a mug and pan
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Iced Peppermint Cookie Bars

These iced peppermint cookie bars are made with a sugar cookie base with a hint of peppermint topped with peppermint buttercream icing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Jade Jones


Cookie Bar Base

Peppermint Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 10 drops food coloring


Cookie bars

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until combined.
  • Add eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, peppermint, and salt to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  • Beat in the flour and press the mixture into a 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes until dough is light brown.  Allow to cool.

Peppermint Buttercream

  • In a clean bowl, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract to the butter and beat until combined.  Add milk as needed to the mixture to make it spreadable.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg