Rating: 5 stars
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A light, festive holiday cookie for those who enjoy peppermint bark but might prefer something less time-consuming. I wanted a peppermint cookie that was easy and reminded me of Christmas. I think I found it! Made them with my 4-year-old daughter who had fun and kept saying 'mmmm' as she ate them.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat butter, vegetable shortening, light brown sugar, and white sugar in a separate large bowl until creamy. Beat eggs, vanilla and peppermint extracts, and red food coloring into butter mixture until smooth. Gradually beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients until dough is smooth. Fold white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes into dough.

  • Pinch off 1-tablespoon-sized pieces of dough, roll into balls, and place on ungreased baking sheets. Lightly flatten cookies with the bottom of a drinking glass.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are set but not browned, 9 to 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.

Tips

Cook's Note:

For the more-adventurous baker, when cookies are cooled, melt 1 1/2 to 2 cups white chocolate morsels by placing in a bowl over a small pot of simmering water and stirring until all the morsels are melted. Add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract, mixing well, before dipping half of each cookie in the melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper and sprinkle with more crushed candy cane. Let white chocolate harden. This gives them the more festive look.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 7g; cholesterol 14.4mg; sodium 77.3mg. Full Nutrition
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