PEPPERMINT STICK COOKIES
















Did you know: It wasn't until the 1900's that the candy cane received it's red stripes.

Here's The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 drops red food coloring
  • 12 drops green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips
  • Crushed mint candies

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Set aside half of the dough. Divide remaining dough in half; add green food coloring to one portion and red food coloring to the other. Wrap dough separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Divide green and red dough into 24 portions each. Divide plain dough into 48 portions. Roll each into a 4-in. rope. Place each green rope next to a white rope; press together gently and twist. Repeat with red ropes and remaining white ropes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Dip cookie ends into melted chips; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with crushed candies and place on waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.



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Source (credit):http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peppermint-Stick-Cookies?pmcode=ILLDP01T&_mid=2316218&_rid=2316218.922634.318867

PEPPERMINT STICK COOKIES