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Peppermint Cookies

There's a pinch of peppermint candy in every bite of these drop cookies. You can prep the dough in 10 minutes, and they taste so good that you should plan on making more than one batch.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candy.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 110 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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