Mom still has the original cookbook where our favorite peppermint cookie comes from...circa 1966 in our home.
Crushed Peppermint Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup crushed peppermint (30 mini candy canes)
3 cups flour
Cream butter & sugar, add egg & milk. Stir in baking powder, flour, & crushed peppermint. Bake @ 375 for 6-7 minutes
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!