Spritz cookies are flavored with peppermint candy. Let the children join in on the fun by helping to decorate these buttery treats.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
2 to 3 drops green food color, if desired
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup coarsely crushed starlight mint candies
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. If dough is too soft to form cookies, cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
Place dough into cookie press fitted with desired template; form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Place waxed paper onto flat surface; top with cooling racks. Remove cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed mint candies.
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The cookies are delicious. There are 2 comments that I think are important to mention. First, the dough is gooey but if you take a piece of wax paper and put a large glob on it and then use the wax paper to make a log, it is then easy to insert dough into the tube. Continue with the remaining dough. The recipe says the yield is 48 cookies, I made 88 with this recipe.
It is the best cookie ever. Great if you have one of the antique Mirro Cookie Presses that are copper and aluminum from the 1950's and 60's. The pack well for travel and can be decorated many ways.