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Peppermint Crunch Chrstmas Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Christina Mowry

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Red and green paste food coloring
8 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, melted
3/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough in half; tint one portion red and the other green. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate 2 hours or until easy to handle.

2 Preheat oven to 350. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

3 Dip half of each cookie into melted candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

 

 

 

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