Peppermint cookies with a hidden crunch of crushed peppermint candies in the creamy pink filling. These sweet sandwich cookies make great Christmas gifts.
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2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring, if desired
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pink decorator sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 drop red food color
1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
Red, white or pink decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and peppermint flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough into fourths; wrap each fourth in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-fourth at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/16 to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. Cut a 1/2-inch circle from center of half of cookies. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle cookies with center cut-out with decorator sugar. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Add red food color and crushed candies; continue beating until creamy.
Spread 1 teaspoon filling onto bottom-side of cookie without holes. Top with cookie with center cut–out, bottom-side down. Sprinkle with decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired.
- To crush peppermint candies, place unwrapped candies in heavy-duty plastic food bag; pound with hammer or rolling pin on hard surface until finely crushed. Ten candies yields 1/4 cup crushed.
- Use a plastic drinking straw to cut three small circles into cookies before baking instead of the 1/2-inch circle.
- Edible glitter can be found in most cake decorating stores or large supermarkets.
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