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Sparkling Peppermint Cookies

Sparkling Peppermint Cookies

A crisp but chewy butter cookie studded with peppermint candy bits.


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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
48
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Ingredients

1 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 1/3 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, divided

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 granulated sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract 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 overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

For a more sparkly effect, mix finely crushed candy canes with coarse grain sugar.

Tip #3

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

Tip #4

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

Nutrition (1 cookie)

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