Peppermint Crunch Christmas Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Crunch Christmas Cookies Recipe
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These festive shortbread cookies are colored red and green and covered in peppermint candies. 

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12
Servings
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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 Cups crushed peppermint candies

Directions

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.