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Peppermint Stick Cookies Recipe
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Peppermint Stick Cookies Recipe

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With cool mint flavor and a festive look, these whimsical creations will make you feel like you're in the North pole. The chilled dough is easy to shape, too. —Nancy Knapke, Fort Recovery, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 drops red food coloring
  • 12 drops green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips
  • Crushed mint candies

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without candies) equals 107 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Set aside half the dough. Divide remaining dough in half; add green food coloring to one portion and red food coloring to the other. Wrap dough separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Divide green and red dough into 24 portions each. Divide plain dough into 48 portions. Roll each into a 4-in. rope. Place each green rope next to a white rope; press together gently and twist. Repeat with red ropes and remaining white ropes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In a microwave, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Dip cookie ends into melted chips; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with crushed candies and place on waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Stick Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p66

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without candies) equals 107 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Peppermint Stick Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"My results were not as good as expected considering reviews here. I did chill my dough several hours but the cookies still flattened out on baking sheet. I rolled some and left in fridge over night thinking they needed more chilling time and baked the next morning they still flattened out. I usually make 20 doz plus Christmas cookies each year of various kinds but was disappointed with this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Texture of cookie exactly what I had been looking for. I added extra vanilla as usual My family looooves vanilla.

I don't understand why people have hard time with candy crushing.
Take 2 ziplock sandwich bags one inside the other. Fill with candy Zip inside then zip second bag and go to town with flat side if meat mallet. Don't use bumpy side or you will rip the bag.
I have used an empty wine bottle when my mallet disappeared into the tool box and I have used a hammer just to take out some aggression.
Great cookie. Time consuming but Santa 's favorite"

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"kind of tasteless if you ask me"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"I made this and drizzled milk chocolate across them instead of using the white chocolate and crushed mint candies. I loving the cooling sensation from these cookies. I've since adapted this recipe to make it in different ways, including rolling them into balls, flattening the balls with the bottom of a small glass and dusting them with powdered sugar after baking. Delicious every time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"these were about everyone's favorite cookie. a little time consumming but the end results were worth it. I would recomend taking care of crushing the candies before making the cookies as this is time consumming. But oh so good !!!"

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