Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
Makesabout 5 dozen
If you enjoy playing with dried out play dough, you’ll enjoy this recipe. I made it TWO TIMES and both attempts were dry and crumbly dough. I even tried to mix it longer as someone suggested, but still a crumbly mess. Taking this one off my lost of Christmas cookies.
This is a must have every year at our house. It is somewhat difficult to do so here are my tips: 1) if your dough is crumbly you didn’t mix it long enough. It will come together well with enough mixing 2) I make two batches - one without color and the other with color. Mix the color into the wet ingredients- so much easier than working it into the completed dough 3) after rolling out the dough, cut into rectangles of equal size. It’ll be easier to stack and will roll up better. Try to get consistent thickness too. I put on wax paper and use the paper to help roll it.
It seems like the recipe is sort of bland.
I agree with savvypirate's comment about the crumbly consistency of the dough, and add that the peppermint flavor of the cookies was almost nonexistent.
I am a very adept baker and know what im doing, I followed the instructions to a tee and The dough was dry/crumbled like sand. Was almost impossible to roll and even harder to roll up. Then it was so hard after chilling I had to microwave it for 20 seconds just to cut it only to have it crumble. What a waste of ingredients and time. Id give it no stars if I could.
This is a favorite at my house. Layering the two doughs is a little difficult, but very much worth it. Before I put them in the oven, I crush up peppermints and put them on top. Looks pretty and enhances the peppermint flavor. Yummy!
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I make this recipe every year. It isn't exactly easy since you need to layer the plain dough with the red dough, matching each piece exactly, then rolling it all up. My husband usually helps with this part since he is more patient than me. This is one recipe that everyone in my family loves and requests. They are delicious and so pretty too! Keep an eye on them when they are in the oven so that they don't brown - they aren't as attractive.
This was a very good cookie. Although mine didn't come out as red as the picture, mine was more of a pink color, but I think I will try it again with more red food dye and see what happens. I am going to try the Chocolate version for Christmas too.
I have made this recipe for several years now and substituted cinnamon oil for the peppermint. They are my daughter's favorite. I also glaze them lightly with a powdered sugar glaze. I've never actually tried the peppermint flavor.