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Peppermint Shortbread
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon finely crushed peppermint candy  

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

1 tablespoon finely crushed peppermint candy  

 *Substitute crushed candy canes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter into bowl; beat 30 seconds at medium speed. Add flour and powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candy, vanilla and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pat or roll dough into 8-inch circle on prepared cookie sheet. Score top of shortbread circle into 16 sections using large knife or ruler.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Cut shortbread through each score line, leaving shortbread in circle. Using edges of parchment, move shortbread circle to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1/4 cup chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave 30-45 seconds until chips are melted. Stir until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle over shortbread; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candy.

Tip #1

Recipe can easily be doubled to make two shortbreads.

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