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.
1In a mixing bowl, add butter,salt,powdered sugar,egg and vanilla, mix on slow speed till creamed
2Add flour mix on low speed until dough is stiff.
cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours
3pre-heat oven to 375*.
roll out small balls and place on a none greased pan and bake for 10-12 mins.
4cool 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
5lay 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)
6These 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!