Holiday Peppermint Thins
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Holiday Peppermint Thins

Crisp chocolate peppermint Christmas cookies perfect for dipping and decorating in a wide variety of ways.

54
cookies
1 hr 20 min
PREP TIME
04 hrs 20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Coating

15 ounces vanilla or chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

Decorations

Holiday decorator candies

Hard peppermint candies, coarsely crushed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl until well mixed; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine powdered sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture gradually; beating at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Place candy coating in bowl; microwave 60-90 seconds, stirring often, until smooth.

  7. STEP 7

    Place waxed paper onto flat surface. Dip each cookie into warm coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper. Immediately decorate as desired. Let stand until coating is set.

  8. STEP 8

    Store between layers of waxed paper in loosely covered container.

Nutrition

90Calories
5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 15, 2010

Simple, easy, and christmasy. I added about a tsp of peppermint extract to the candy coating and topped with crushed candy canes. It ws just the right about of mint. Love them!

— says KRIS
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