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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

No recipe image available.Festive chocolate cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with crushed peppermint candies.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cookies:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup light butter
1 teaspoon cold water
1 teaspoon mint extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa

Icing:
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water

Crushed peppermint candies for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Coat 2 sheet pans with baking spray. In large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Blend in water, mint extract and salt. Stir in flour and cocoa. Dough will be a bit dry and crumbly.
  3. On flat surface, place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; roll out to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Lift off top layer of plastic; cut out cookie shapes using a 2-inch rough cutter. Transfer cookies to prepared sheet pans with a thin metal spatula. Bake 8 minutes in preheated oven, until cookies are puffed and shiny. Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
  4. To make icing, in small bowl stir together powered sugar and water. Drizzle or pipe over cookies. While icing is still soft, sprinkle with crushed peppermint, if using.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): 58 calories; 11 g carbohydrate; 1 g fat; 0.6 g saturated fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Sugar Association, Inc.