Pressed Cookies Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies

posted by jenv71 12-18-101 6:09 AM

Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies

3/4 C unsalted butter
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa (preferably Dutch process)
1 1/2 C all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer set on high speed beat until light. Add the egg, vanilla, peppermint, salt and beat until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low, add the cocoa and mix in. Then add the flour and mix until well blended.

Pack the dough into the cookie press fitted with the desired design plate. Press the dough out onto ungreased cookie sheets, spacing the cookies one inch apart. Can be sprinkle these cookies with red sugar.
Bake until firm to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Added Touch: Finely chop peppermint candies or candy canes in food processor and then mix with an equal amount of confectioners sugar and coat the cookies as you take them off the cookie sheet and then set them to cool on the wire racks.

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