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Peppermint Cookies

"Some 40 years ago, I whipped up these minty morsels as a way to use leftover candy canes...and my daughter has enthusiastically anticipated the cookies for Christmas ever since!"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in crushed candies. Shape into a 15-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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very nice cookie. I made several changes to this recipe though. I use only butter when baking cookies, and added some red food coloring and 1/2 tsp. mint extract. When baked and cooled, I dip...

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You could cut back on the amount of crushed candy canes if you are getting tired of the crushing. I used the tiny candy canes as they break easier.

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very nice cookie. I made several changes to this recipe though. I use only butter when baking cookies, and added some red food coloring and 1/2 tsp. mint extract. When baked and cooled, I dip...

I used this recipe to make Peppermint Blossoms with the new Candy Cane Kisses. REVISION: Now that I've made these a couple times and know the drill, I recommend that you unwrap and freeze the C...

This recipe was really good... It's one of the few peppermint cookie recipes I've been able to find. I melted some chocolate chips (and added 3/4 tsp. of peppermint extract) to drizzle over the...

I liked tat2whttrsh's idea of a peppermint blossom cookie. I needed something for a cookie exchange and these were really good. For a blossom cookie I omitted the candy canes and added a few d...

I substituted 1 tsp of pure peppermint extract instead of peppermint candies. believe me it tastes wonderful

Good cookie! I skipped refrigerating these and just dropped them on the cookie sheet. When they came out I put the frozen peppermint hershey kisses on top. They're a new favorite.

My best friend loved this recipe. Not only are the cookies great as is, but you can take out the peppermint candies and substitute other items, since the basic cookie part of the recipe is awes...

So I really liked these, even though they were pretty sweet. If I make them again, I will be sure to make small drops of the dough, and FLATTEN THEM OUT!!! Otherwise they come out thick and bump...

Part of my cooking up a storm for Christmas... I made a huge batch of these cookies for christmas. Made the dough and shaped in to balls on a cookie sheet, once frozen I transported to a ziploc...