Best Ever Peppermint Butter Cookies

Best Ever Peppermint Butter Cookies
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Buttery, tender cut-out cookies with crushed peppermints marbled into the dough. Tint the glaze with red and white food color to complement the peppermint candy in the cookie.
1:00
Prep Time
9:25
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
milk
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1/2 teaspoon
peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder
25 (1/2 cup)
red and white peppermint candies, finely crushed

Glaze

2 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
water
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 tablespoon
light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla*, if desired
Food color, if desired
 
Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if desired
 
*Substitute peppermint extract.

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and peppermint extract. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and peppermint candies; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball; flatten to 1/2 inch. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
  6. Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until hardened.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
24g
Protein
1g
Fat
7g
Sodium
60mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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