1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon red gel food color
1/2-3/4 teaspoon white gel food color, if desired
Lollipop or craft sticks
- If dough is too dry and crumbly, mix in 1 tablespoon milk.
- If dough is too soft, lightly flour hands and surface and continue to shape cookies.
- Adding white food color to plain half of dough will give it a brighter white color and provide a nice contrast to the red dough. White gel food color can be found at craft stores that sell cake decorating items, as well as online.
- Liquid food color can be substituted for gel food color. It will result in a lighter tint.
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