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Minty Wreaths

These keep in a tightly sealed container in the freezer for three weeks, so don't eat them all at once!—Samantha Hartzell, Washington, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound dark chocolate or white candy coating, melted
  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and extracts. Combine flour, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into two 1-1/2-in. diameter rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Dip cookies in candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Decorate as desired with sprinkles to resemble wreaths; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie (calculated without sprinkles): 92 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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