Peppermint Candy Spritz

Peppermint Candy Spritz

Spritz cookies are flavored with peppermint candy. Let the children join in on the fun by helping to decorate these buttery treats.

60 min.prep time 2:50total time
4 dozen cookies
5 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops green food color, if desired
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Drizzle

1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup coarsely crushed starlight mint candies

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. If dough is too soft to form cookies, cover and refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour).

Place dough in cookie press; form desired shapes 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, place waxed paper onto flat surface; top with wire cooling racks. Remove cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed mint candies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14324©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

The cookies are delicious. There are 2 comments that I think are important to mention. First, the dough is gooey but if you take a piece of wax paper and put a large glob on it and then use the wax paper to make a log, it is then easy to insert dough into the tube. Continue with the remaining dough. The recipe says the yield is 48 cookies, I made 88 with this recipe.
It is the best cookie ever. Great if you have one of the antique Mirro Cookie Presses that are copper and aluminum from the 1950's and 60's. The pack well for travel and can be decorated many ways.
I make spritz cookies every Christmas and for weddings, baby showers, etc. This was my first time using crushed candy canes to top my spritz cookies. They were delicious. My husband especially loved them. He would have eaten them all if I'd let him!
These were so easy to make and I loved the fact that the
batter did not require any refrigeration. I did not have the
time to crush the peppermint on top and they still tasted
great. If you like peppermint then this is the recipe for you.
My DD could even do this one!
I loved this cookie....the peppermint extract really gave it a fresh taste...I will make these every year..thank you!!

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