Rating: 4.5 stars
13 Ratings
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These shortbread-like cookies are complemented with a sweet candy and crushed peppermint coating. My best friend made these for me one Christmas, and they were instantly added to my 'yearly Christmas cookie' list.

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until creamy; stir vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually beat flour into mixture to make a smooth dough. Stir pecans into dough; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 3 to 4 hours.

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

  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool on wire racks.

  • Place crushed peppermints into a shallow bowl. Microwave confectioners' coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds; stir. Continue heating in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until coating is warm and smooth. Dip tops of cooled cookies in coating, then press into crushed candy. Set cookies aside to let coating set.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 47.6mg. Full Nutrition
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