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Peppermint Spirals

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes (includes chilling and cooling times)
  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Course: Dessert

Bake these swirly, minty cookies over the holidays for a treat that will satisfy every sweet tooth—even Santa’s!

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Line your baking sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper for cookies that don’t stick and fast, easy cleanup!


  • 25 peppermint candies (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, 1 beaten
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup red sanding sugar
  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper


Step 1

Chop the candies in a food processor to a fine powder.

Step 2

Mix the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand

mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium-high speed, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add the vanilla and unbeaten egg and beat to incorporate.

Step 4

Reduce the speed to low and add the flour in 2 additions, beating

to incorporate each until the dough just comes together.

Step 5

Add the peppermint powder and mix until a dough ball forms.

Step 6

Turn the dough out onto a 20-inch-long sheet of Reynolds® Parchment Paper and roll it out into a 16-by-12-inch rectangle just under 1/4 inch thick.

Step 7

Place the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill, then brush it with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sanding sugar.

Step 8

Roll the dough into a tight log, with the short end facing you. Rotate and center the dough on the parchment and roll it up tightly; twist the ends and tuck them under. (It should look like a giant piece of wrapped candy.)

Step 9

Roll and chill in the refrigerator, about 25 minutes.

Step 10

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with Reynolds Parchment Paper.

Step 11

Slice the dough into 24 1/4-inch-thick cookies and place them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 12

Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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