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peppermint spritz christmas cookie

a recipe by
barbara hale
Hamden, CT

A coworker of mine made these long ago as part of a cookie swap and we've enjoyed them ever since.These are the perfect variation to the original "Spritz" cookie press cookie,but with a hint of peppermint flavor! They're a nice and pretty addition to any cookie tray!!We often bake other cookies while this dough is chilling,so the hour or so passes quickly!And I often make several doughs up to a wk or ahead,wrap in Saran Wrap and take it out to bake when we want!Saves time!Enjoy!

serves Yield: About 8 dozen
prep time 55 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppermint spritz christmas cookie

  • 1 c
    (2 sticks) butter,room temp.
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1
  • 1/4 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour.can add 1 xtra tb,no more, to help make it easier to handle later
  • **if desired,green and red food coloring/sprinkles to decorate

How To Make peppermint spritz christmas cookie

  • 1
    Cream butter,gradually add in sugar and continue beating until blended.Beat in the egg and the extract.Mix all together.
  • 2
    Gradually add flour to the creamed mixture.Add food coloring if you wish(sometimes I separate dough into halves and make half one color and one half another)or can leave as is and just sprinkle w colored sugar.
  • 3
    Chill in frig at least 1 hour. Oven to 350 degrees when you are ready to bake them.
  • 4
    Remove from frig. Using a cookie press,place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate as desired. Bake for 8-10 min's **watching after 8 min** as they brown quickly.

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