Pella Chronicle

January 18, 2013

Peppermint Candy Cookies


The Chronicle

Pella — 1 pouch (1 lb., 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 egg

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 container (12 oz.) whipped fluffy white frosting

1 tsp. peppermint extract

red decorating sugar

1. Heat oven to 375F.

2. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg and flour until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 1/4" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

5. In small bowl, mix frosting and peppermint extract. Spread each cookie with frosting. Using small spoon, sprinkle red sugar onto cookies in spiral design to look like peppermint candies.