Sunday, December 6, 2009

Peppermint Cookies, 12 Days of Cookies

Day 6 of our 12 Days of Cookies features one of our favorite Peppermint Cookie recipes. These are beautifully festive as well as an excellent tasting cookie. Enjoy!

PEPPERMINT FILLED CHRISTMAS TREES

COOKIES:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, extract and coloring. Gradually blend in flour.
Fill cookie press and use the tree plate. Form onto baking sheet. Bake 8-11 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

FILLING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 Tbsp. finely crushed peppermint candy
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
Combine above ingredients stirring in only enough milk to make of spreading consistency.

Spread 1 tsp. filling on a cookie's flat side. Top with another cookie.

This recipe, and 349 others can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Favorite Recipes" which can be purchased in our Gift Shop. Click Here to order your copy.

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