Pink Peppermint Cookies

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Today I am introducing you to my oldest daughter’s favorite Christmas cookie.  I have been making these minty treats for years and they are always a big hit where ever I take them.  I enjoy making them because they are fun, colorful and unique.  Plus it is easy to put fun designs on them.  There is a special, easy way to do this.  It is a thin chocolate dough that is able to be piped on the pink cookie dough before baking.  As they bake together they melt together and make a wonderful and unique cookie.

pink peppermint cookies 3Above is how they look before baking.  I like that we can still play around and create fun designs, but these cookies also travel well because they do not have any icing on them to get messed up.

pink peppermint cookiesYou do need to plan ahead a bit to make these pink peppermint cookies though.  The dough needs at least 2 hours to chill to make it less sticky and easy to handle.  

pink peppermint cookies 2You can make these cookies any size you like.  I prefer to roll them into a 1/2 inch ball to make a smaller cookie.  You can get more out of a recipe.  Plus I like to think I can eat more cookies this way!  We have always used pink to color our cookie dough, but I have played with the idea of using green also.  I think a green peppermint cookie would look pretty too.

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Pink peppermint cookies are great tucked into a festive tin to giveaway to friends and neighbors.  They are also a wonderful dessert served with my famous hot cocoa for a crowd.  I love anything mint around Christmas time and these are wonderful dunked in hot cocoa.  We love all cookies here at our house.  If you are looking for some more great cookie ideas Grandma’s sugar cookies and our famous chocolate chip cookies are two more of our favorites!

Pink Peppermint Cookies
Pink Cookies
  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 5 drops gel food coloring
  5. 1 1/2 tsp pepperment extract
  6. 1 3/4 cup flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  9. 1/8 tsp salt
  10. Chocolate mixture
  11. 3 TBL chocolate syrup
  12. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  13. 1/4 cup flour
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Pink Cookies
  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Beat in the egg, food coloring and peppermint extract
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt
  4. Mix well
  5. Shape dough into a ball
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours
  7. Shape dough into 1/2 inch balls
  8. Place on greased cookie sheet
  9. Flattened cookies with the bottom of a greased glass
  10. Pipe chocolate mixture on top of the cookies in simple designs
  11. Bake at 350 5-7 minutes until very slightly browned
  12. Place on wire wire racks to cool
chocolate mixture
  1. In a mixing bowl combine chocolate syrup, butter and flour
  2. Mix until smooth
  3. Using more chocolate syrup if it is too thick
  4. Place in a zip top bag and snip of a tiny bit of one corner
  5. Use to pipe simple designs onto cookies
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