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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 to 4 drops red food color

2 cups all-purpose flour


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Crushed candy canes or peppermint candy

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cookie ingredientsexceptflour in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and melted chocolate in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies.

Tip #1

- Decorate top of cookie with crème de menthe candies, unwrapped, cut diagonally into quarters rather than crushed peppermint candy.

Tip #2

- If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, one teaspoon at a time.

Tip #3

- If you prefer white frosting, omit melted chocolate.

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