Mom still has the original cookbook where our favorite peppermint cookie comes from...circa 1966 in our home.
Mini candy canes are much easier to crush than regular peppermint candies.
Make sure hubby doesn't use your cookie pan to hammer the peppermints!
Double zip-lock bag the peppermints and gently crush with a hammer.
Lovely pink dough:)
You could add a few drops of red food coloring for a deeper pink.
Roll into walnut size balls.
You can dip in colored sugar or crushed peppermint.
Another option is to do a thumb print and fill with chocolate chips or a Hershey's kiss, or even better, a peppermint chocolate kiss!
Quickly take the cookies off the tray before the peppermint sticks.
At our house we think everything taste better with a bit of chocolate:)
These make a fun and colorful treat for friends and family. Christmas just seems more merry with peppermint cookies!