Peppermint Christmas Cookies

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This recipe is a great one to make for Christmas Cookie Exchanges. These colorful cookies add a real festive treat to any holiday platter. I made these for the first time for a cookie exchange and I made a double batch of green and a double batch of red.

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  • add   30 chocolate Hershey's chocolate kisses or chocolate rosettes or chocolate wafers
  • add   1 3/4 cups flour
  • add   2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • add   1 egg
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   3/4 cup icing sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon green food coloring or red food coloring (paste colouring gives a deep shade)
  • add   3/4 cup soft butter
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cream together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Add coloring and mix well to distribute color evenly.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Shape in 1 inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten each by pressing a chocolate in each center.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until bottom starts to brown.