Sunday, December 13, 2009

peppermint bon bon cookies...

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter (room temp)

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg (room temp)

1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

red food coloring

1/2 cup crushed candy canes

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Combine crushed candy canes and granutlated sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Cream powdered sugar, butter, shortening, egg and extracts. Add flour and salt. Mix until combined. Divide dough in half of the dough (making it as pink or as red as you like). Use a Tablespoon to measure out dough and roll into bon bons. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 min.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with candy canes while hot. Let cool completely.

Twelve days and counting...
If you are looking for a new cookie this year, look no further. These little morsels are full of peppermint goodness and can be popped right in your mouth...what's not to love?!?
These are a must every Christmas at our house. These are one of the cookies we leave for Santa because they are his (and Mrs. C's favorite!!) They come together quickly which is always a bonus...especially at this time of year, and they are yum-my.


Heidi said...

Can I say Yummy?

diane said...

I'm all about the peppermint.

Wendy said...

how many does it make?