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Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies

 Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies
I love to make spritz cookies. Each year I make several varieties of cookies and then deliver them to friends. I love to see the smiles on their faces when they see a plate full of cookies.—Margaret Otley, Waverly, Nebraska
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl,
  • whisk flour, cocoa and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1
  • in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-12 minutes or until
  • set. Immediately sprinkle crushed candies over cookies. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.