Friday, December 12, 2008

peppermint sugar cookies

peppermint sugar cookies

1 1/3 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 or 2 tsp peppermint flavoring
2 eggs
2 Tbl plus 2 tsp milk
4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
white chocolate chips, melted
peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed

cream together in a large mixing bowl: shortening, sugar, vanilla, peppermint, eggs, and milk. add dry ingredients and blend well. divide dough in half, shape each half into a log about 2 1/2" in diameter, wrap in wax paper and chill for 2 hours. slice and place on a greased baking sheet. bake at 375* for 9-10 minutes.

frost each cookie with white chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. cool on rack.

this recipe was adapted to my favorite sugar cookie recipe by the ideas posted on the five in a row message board. thanks, girls!

everyday gift: Christmas cookies hot from the oven

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