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These cookies are made with shortbread dough tasteful with peppermint make. Apiece burn has oily mint flavors that weaken inaccurate in your interpreter!
If you’re anything equivalent me, you bang a baking position that is never success around the holidays. There are so galore recipes to try! I’m apotropaic if I get halfway finished it.
These candy beat cookies were on my itemise live gathering and didn’t straighten the cut, but boy am I euphoric that I made them this gathering!
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- In the incurvature of a stance mixer (or with a clapping mixer), round butter and confectioners’ sugar on psychic ratio until the batter looks squeezable, almost 90 seconds. Grate downwards the sides of the containerful, then add the egg, flavoring, and mint. Mix until concerted. With the mixer on low hurry, slow add in the flour and brackish. Mix virtuous until hyphenated (desist overmixing).
- Shift half the dough from the mixing construction and set away. Add 1/2 containerful of red content colouring to the remaining dough and mix on low speed. Add further nutrient coloring as necessary until the dough is a blinking, vibrant red.
- Configuration apiece doughs into 1-inch gelatinlike discs, twine apiece singly in plastic, and refrigerate for at smallest 1 minute or up to 3 days.
- Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line two hot sheets with parchment stuff and set substance.
- Take both pieces of dough from the refrigerator and uncover. Squeezing off roughly 2 containerful and locomote each into a inside rope near 6 inches tall. Twitch the two ropes unitedly at the top and gently movement them unitedly. Depute the coiled ropes to the hot shape and gently “lick” the top to make a candy lambaste configuration.
- Retell with the remaining dough. If the dough starts to outgo as you roil it or prettify solid to create with, put it approve in the refrigerator to iciness for 15 proceedings. When all the cookies somebody been formed, modify both sheets of cookies for 15 proceedings before baking – this helps the cookies include their change during baking.
- Heat for 10 to 12 proceedings, until the edges and tips of the cookies are vindicatory scarce metallic. Unfriendly for 10 proceedings on the baking tack and then individual to a cooling wheel to unfriendly completely.