These peppermint twists taste like your favorite peppermint candy but with a cookie's buttery crunch. This cookie is a perfect make-ahead sweet treat!
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 to 10 drops red food color
Large grain sugar, if desired
36 large chocolate chips or mini-kisses
Heat oven to 350°F.
Place butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk, peppermint flavoring and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Remove half of dough from bowl. Add small amount of red food color to dough in bowl; mix well.
Divide each half of dough into quarters; roll each quarter to 9-inch log. Place 1 red log next to 1 white log; twist gently to swirl dough. Roll gently to smooth. Repeat with remaining dough.
Cut each swirled rope of dough into 9 pieces; roll each piece gently into a ball. Roll each ball in coarse grain sugar, if desired. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 chocolate chip in center of each ball.
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I have made these every year since the recipe was published. Not only are they buttery and delicious, they are gorgeous, too! One of my favourites.
So easy....and they are wonderful! Next time...a double or triple batch!
We took a favorite Christmas cookie - the Peanut Butter Blossom - and gave it a few new looks. These cookies aren't just for Christmas anymore - enjoy at any holiday!