Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs are Decorated with Pink and Red Candy Cane Stripes of Royal Icing!  Follow my Video Tutorial and enjoy this Fun and Festive Holiday Recipe
Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


  1. 1 batch Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies (1 teaspoon peppermint extract added to the dough), baked and cooled completely

Royal Icing

  1. 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  2. 5 tablespoons water
  3. 2 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  4. Additionally- gel paste food coloring and a few teaspoons more water to thin the icing to the proper consistency.


  • Place the meringue powder and water in a large bowl and whisk until all the powder has dissolved and the mixture is frothy.
  • Add the powdered sugar and stir until combined.
  • Whip on high speed until the icing is very fluffy and stiff, about 5-7 minutes.  It should hold stiff peaks.
  • Transfer to an air-tight container until ready to tint and pipe.