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.
prep time35 Min
cook time15 Min
Ingredients For peppermint sugar cookies
2 1/2 c
white unbleached flour
butter (softened) (2 sticks)
FROSTING AND DECOR
water, cold (judge the smoothness of your frosting)
crushed peppermint candies (10 oz)
food coloring if disired, i add green to half my frosted cookies!
How To Make peppermint sugar cookies
In a mixing bowl, add butter,salt,powdered sugar,egg and vanilla, mix on slow speed till creamed
Add flour mix on low speed until dough is stiff.
cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours
pre-heat oven to 375*.
roll out small balls and place on a none greased pan and bake for 10-12 mins.
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
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)
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!
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