Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Peppermint Cookies

In the midst of a crazy house today (plumber came earlier, painters working on every room in the house), I thought I would make some peppermint cookies!

Preheat your oven for 375. Crush 1/2 cup of peppermints 

Mix 1/2 C sugar with peppermints (set aside)
Mix together; 1/2 C shortening, 1/2 C soft butter, 1 C powdered sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Sift in another bowl, 2 1/2 C flour and 1/2 tsp. salt. Slowly add and mix with butter mixture. 
Add red food coloring
Let dough sit for about 10 minutes. Roll into small balls, and bake 9-11 minutes and sprinkle with peppermints as soon as they come out of the oven!
(Press the peppermints down into the middle of the cookie) 

Wah Lah!


  1. These sound wonderful. Very original.. Great for my husband .. he is a lover of peppermint!

  2. Wow, you have some wonderful recipes. I am always looking for some new recipes. This one is particularly appealing. I was cleaning out my pantry (chore) and found a bag of peppermints from Christmas. I thought about throwing them away but I am a pack-rat and hate throwing useful stuff away. Now I know what I am going to do with them . Thanks so much!!

  3. Yum! Those sound so good, I'm a huge peppermint lover!

    Fun blog! You'll have to come check out some of the recipes (among other things) on mine!