Peppermint Petites
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Peppermint Petites

These dainty pink meltaway cookies are a winning combination of mint and chocolate. They will look special at any cookie exchange.

54
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 to 4 drops red food color

2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

 

Crushed candy canes or peppermint candy

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cookie ingredientsexceptflour in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and melted chocolate in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies.

Tip #1

- Decorate top of cookie with crème de menthe candies, unwrapped, cut diagonally into quarters rather than crushed peppermint candy.

Tip #2

- If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, one teaspoon at a time.

Tip #3

- If you prefer white frosting, omit melted chocolate.

Nutrition

70Calories
4Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
30Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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1 of 3 reviewers would make it again

  November 07, 2017

One of my favorite go to recipes for cookies. I like to change out the colors and flavors depending on time of year.

— says Sheli
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I change the flavors of frosting and cookie. Favorite combinations are an orange flavored cookie (using orange flavoring) and chocolate frosting. Also banana flavored cookie with chocolate frosting.

Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  November 25, 2016

We made these last year for our cookie exchange and they were a big hit. They are delicious and a nice visual and taste contrast to the other cookies we make. We are going to make them again this year.

— says Liz
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