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Peppermint Petites recipe

These dainty pink meltaway cookies area winning combination of mint and chocolate. They will look specialat any cookie exchange.

Recipe: Peppermint Petites

Cookie Ingredients:1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 to 4 drops red food color
2 cups all-purpose flourFrosting Ingredients:1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Crushed candy canes or peppermint candy

  • Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Combine all cookie ingredients exceptflour in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often,until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until wellmixed.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 13 minutesor until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoonbutter and melted chocolate in small bowl. Beat at low speed,adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies;sprinkle with crushed candies.

    Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.


    • Decorate top of cookie with cremede menthe candies, unwrapped, cut diagonally into quarters ratherthan crushed peppermint candy.
    • If frosting becomes too stiff, stir inadditional milk, one teaspoon at a time.
    • If you prefer white frosting, omit meltedchocolate.

    Nutrition Facts (1 cookie): Calories: 70,Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 30mg, Carbohydrates: 7g,Dietary Fiber: 0g, Protein: 1g


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    You are my hero. I have been wanting to make peppermint patties! But, I didn t want a sugar filled unhealthy recipe. So, thank you! I can t wait to try these.

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