Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Elizabeth Lancaster

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@SimplyfromScratch2037

This is my Great,Great Grandmother's Recipe. These melt in your mouth butter and peppermint cookies are to die for ! And could possibly be a really great cookie for a Cookie swap ( if anyone even still does that these days) Merry Christmas and I pray these cookies find there way to your cookie tray this Christmas season.


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Serves:

8-12 people

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE MIXTURE

2 1/2 c
white unbleached flour
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
butter (softened) (2 sticks)
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
salt

FROSTING AND DECOR

2 c
powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp
water, cold (judge the smoothness of your frosting)
1 bag(s)
crushed peppermint candies (10 oz)
food coloring if disired, i add green to half my frosted cookies!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl, add butter,salt,powdered sugar,egg and vanilla, mix on slow speed till creamed
2
Add flour mix on low speed until dough is stiff.
cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours
3
pre-heat oven to 375*.

roll out small balls and place on a none greased pan and bake for 10-12 mins.
4
cool on racks and in a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and water until frosting is smooth.
in a separate bowl, add 1/2 a bag (at a time) of crushed peppermint
5
lay wax paper or parchment paper down on a flat surface
dip your cooled cookies face down into the frosting bowl for 8-10 seconds.
then immediately dip into the peppermint bowl, and place on wax/parchment paper and let set up. (about 2-3 hours will be dry)
6
These cookies are best used the same day or freeze up to 6 months months. I hope you find my Great Great Grandmothers peppermint cookies melt in your mouth! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American