RECIPE # 4238 - PEPPERMINT COOKIES & PEPPERMINT CANDY - Wedneday, December 10, 2008 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE # 4238 - PEPPERMINT COOKIES & PEPPERMINT CANDY - Wedneday, December 10, 2008

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PEPPERMINT SUGAR COOKIES

3/4 c butter, softened to room temperature

3/4 c sugar

1 egg

1 t vanilla

2 c all-purpose flour

1/2 c crushed peppermint candy

Chocolate chips

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together.  Add egg and vanilla and beat to mix.  Stir in flour and mix until smooth.  Stir in peppermint candy.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Press 3-4 chocolate chips in center of each cookie or a chocolate kiss.  Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 12-15 minutes.  Yield:  4 dozen cookies.

PEPPERMINT CANDY

1 (12-oz) pkg premium white chocolate morsels

3/4 c crushed peppermint candy

Place white chocolate in a large bowl and microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.  Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate is smooth.  Stir in crushed peppermint candy. Spread on wax-paper lined baking shet. 

Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.  Break into pieces.  Yield:  1 pound candy.

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