Sparkling Peppermint Cookies
48
cookies
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup crushed mini candy canes or peppermint candies

1/4 cup sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 3/4 cup sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint flavoring in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir 1/4 cup crushed candy into dough.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir remaining 1/4 cup crushed candy into 1/4 cup sugar.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

- To crush candy canes or peppermint candies, place into resealable plastic food bag; smash with rolling pin or bottom of heavy saucepan.

Tip #2

- For a more sparkling affect, mix finely crushed candy canes with coarse grain sugar.

Nutrition

60Calories
2Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 03, 2017

Taste great but ran all over pans. will try again by chilling batter first to see if that helps. I also may have made them too large so that could be part problem.

— says ELLEN
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  November 12, 2017

These cookies taste fine, but they turned out in little crunchy balls. It seems the flour to butter ratio is off. The batter was much stiffer than what I had anticipated. Not like snickerdoodles or sugar drop cookies that I have made. Stiff batter should have been my clue.

— says sandy
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I added about 1/4 cup chopped semi sweet choclate chips. Very tasty with the mint.

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