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Christmas Cookie # 1 for Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange





Christmas Cookie # 1 for 2010 Holiday Baking.  

This is a very easy cookie dough to work with and since this was the first time I made this cookie I did a trial run.  So who better to test my cookies than the staff at my husbands office!  Cookie #1 was a hit so it will be added onto my holiday cookie list!  
Enjoy!! 

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
Paula Deen Recipe 
2 cups butter softened & divided 
3 cups confectioners sugar & divided
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour 
1/2 c. cornstarch
2 tsp. peppermint extract & divided
garnish – sanding sugar


1) preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 

2) In a large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups butter and 1 cup confectioners sugar at med. speed with a mixer until creamy

3) In medium bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Gradually add to butter mixture until combined. Beat 1 tsp. peppermint extract. 

4) Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on baking sheet and flatten gently with bottom of glass. Bake for 9-11 min or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on pans for 2 min- remove and cool completely on wire racks. 

5) In medium bowl beat reaming 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups confectioners sugar until fluffy. Add remaining tsp of peppermint extract, beating until combined. Spread butter mixture evenly over cookies and garnish with sanding sugar- optional


*I had to add about tablespoon of water to my frosting mix to get it smooth.  You may have to adjust as needed. 







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