I've been making these for years; recipe out of my personal files, received from a friend. Easy to fix, attractive and good tasting.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream together the butter or margarine, confectioner's sugar, flour and peppermint extract. Mix well.

  • Separate dough into two equal parts, put into separate bowls and tint with food-coloring. Roll dough into SMALL balls, approximately 1/2 tsp per cookie. Place six balls in a circle, alternating colors onto cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 minutes. NOTE: I guess you could omit peppermint flavoring or substitute it, but we like peppermint, so I have not tried variations or substitutions .

Nutrition Facts

196.1 calories; 1.9 g protein; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 33.9 mg cholesterol; 91.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2003
Easy and very tasty! Let the kids make their own cookies in the shape of presents trees christmas ornaments etc. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2004
Dough was too dry to roll but adding a few drop of water helped. My kids said they were just "ok". Thats why I only gave 3 Stars. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2003
Easy and very tasty! Let the kids make their own cookies in the shape of presents trees christmas ornaments etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2003
Easy and very tasty! Let the kids make their own cookies in the shape of presents trees christmas ornaments etc. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2004
Dough was too dry to roll but adding a few drop of water helped. My kids said they were just "ok". Thats why I only gave 3 Stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
We liked this a lot and it also proved to be a good family project when the kids were home for the Thanksgiving holidays. We'll make these again Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2015
I LOVE this recipe! this will be my third year making it and I don't know how I existed before it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2017
They are really easy to make. Kind of bland though so I would suggest adding more peppermint extract or sprinkle something that gives it more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...These were good! I 1/2'd the recipe and was glad I did only because they are a pain to roll into all of those little balls lol...major time consumption. I didn't count the food coloring drops but I knew I wanted vibrant Christmas colors. I don't know if I'd make these again but they were fun to try for something different! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2018
I had high hopes because it seemed so easy. I followed the recipe exactly but it was SO dry. 3 drops of each food coloring wasn t going to cut it I did 10 drops and you can see the really pastel gross pic I posted of the result of that. I kept putting my bowls of dough in the microwave to make it softer to work with but it never mixed well. They taste only ok my toddlers don t even finish one of these cookies. I have no clue what went wrong. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2016
I made these years ago and they were great. Something must have changed in the recipe since because these were bland difficult to roll and dry af. Definitely not the same recipe. Simply awful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2015
Too buttery in my opinion! But the idea is a good one! Read More