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Pink Peppermint Cookies Recipe
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Pink Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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The combination of cool peppermint and chocolate makes these treats from Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota nearly irresistible. Put the frosting mixture in a pastry bag and decorate the cookies with designs such as stars, snowflakes or Christmas trees, or words like "Joy" or "Noel".
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 10 to 12 drops red food coloring
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and the sugar. Beat in egg, food coloring and peppermint extract. Combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; add to creamed mixture. Shape into a ball. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine chocolate syrup and remaining butter and flour; stir until well blended. Spoon into a pastry bag with a small round tip. Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets; flatten into 1-1/2-in. circles. Pipe chocolate mixture on top of cookies in simple holiday designs. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pink Peppermint Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1998, p32

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"These have been a favorite of our family for many years. They make a pretty presentation and taste great."

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"We make these every year and the extended family always request these as a favorite!"

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