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Peppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Peppermint Sugar Cookies, by , is from The Lorusso Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cathy Lorusso
Added: Sunday, January 11, 2009


2 1/2 c all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 c unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 c powdered sugar

1 large egg yolk

2 large egg whites

1/2 c FINELY crushed hard peppermint candies or candy canes

additional powdered sugar for rolling

Sift together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and beat until blended. Add egg whites and beat well (mixture will look grainy.) Gradually beat dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in peppermint candies.

Gather dough into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic and shill for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 position rack in middle of oven. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or spray with nonstick spray.

Form dough into 1 inch balls. roll in powdered sugar and place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Using tines of fork, flatten each cookie, creating crisscross pattern.

Bake until cookies are golden on bottom about 20 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool completely.




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