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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: PEPPERMINT PRETTIES, A NEW CHRISTMAS COOKIE TRADITION!

Monday, December 19, 2011

PEPPERMINT PRETTIES, A NEW CHRISTMAS COOKIE TRADITION!

   This comes from www.craftaholicsanonymous.net .  Make a batch of these and you'll surely add them to the list of cookies you need to make for that next party or cookie exchange. Enjoy!


Peppermint Pretties {a Christmas Cookie recipe}

contrary to popular belief…..i do know how to bake…..a little bit. i will be the first to admit my kitchen skills are not so hot. {huge understatement} but there’s always something about this time of year that makes me want to dust off the cookbook and give it a go. and this is the new christmas cookie recipe i tried this year….
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the recipe calls them Peppermint Meltaways. but that’s a bit on the dull side for these lovely little peppermint cookies. so i decided a new name was in order. so i called them Peppermint Pretties! and yes, i have to say it…. they are kinda pretty, don’t ya think? these deliciously light morsels melt in your mouth and dance their way down with a peppermint kick. yum!


Peppermint Pretties {adapted from Taste of Home Quick Cooking, 2009}
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup corn starch


FROSTING

1 oz cream cheese, softened {recipe calls for 2 T butter here, but this family loves cream cheese frosting}
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


Cream Butter and powdered sugar together. Beat in extract. Combine flour and corn starch and gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Using a small cookie scoop, place on greased cookie sheet.. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are golden.
For Frosting: Beat cream cheese until its fluffy. Add powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies and sprinkle with crushed candies. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
***this recipe does not use any eggs***



christmas cookie recipe
enjoy!!

4 comments:

  1. I made these tonight and the measurements must be off. Mine spread out into a flat brown mess.

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  2. I check the recipe with taste of home and it is wrong instead of 1/4 cup flour it's 1 1/4 cups flour. Sorry for the wrong info. I hope this helps for next time

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  3. Yes, when I initially found this recipe online it called for 1/4 cup flour. When I mixed it together it was evident that the flour amount was incorrect as they could not be made into balls. I just gradually added flour until they became the right consistency and then they turned out great! A great new cookie to add to my Christmas baking!

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  4. Thanks for the info, again I didn't notice the flour amount was not enough.

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