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Pink Peppermint Cookies Recipe

Pink Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.