These dainty pink meltaway cookies are a winning combination of mint and chocolate. They will look special at any cookie exchange.
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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
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
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine all cookie ingredientsexceptflour in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.
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.
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.
- Decorate top of cookie with crème de menthe candies, unwrapped, cut diagonally into quarters rather than crushed peppermint candy.
- If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, one teaspoon at a time.
- If you prefer white frosting, omit melted chocolate.
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One of my favorite go to recipes for cookies. I like to change out the colors and flavors depending on time of year.
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.
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.
I have made these to include with other cookies for at least two years for Christmas boxes for folks at work.I add a few drops of green food color actually use Wilton's paste and pipe on some chocolate mocha/cream with the Andes mint triangle. They look great, travel well, taste yummy and in short, will remain in my Christmas box repertoire 'cause of their beauty despite pure simplicity to make.