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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 to 10 drops red food color

coarse grain sugar, if desired

36 large chocolate chips or mini chocolate candy pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk, peppermint flavoring and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove half of dough from bowl. Add small amount of red food color to dough in bowl; mix well.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide each half of dough into quarters; roll each quarter to 9-inch log. Place 1 red log next to 1 white log; twist gently to swirl dough. Roll gently to smooth. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut each swirled rope of dough into 9 pieces; roll each piece gently into a ball. Roll each ball in coarse grain sugar, if desired. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 chocolate chip in center of each ball.

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