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Peppermint Stars

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

I make these buttery mint cookies each Christmas because they're my daughter's favorite. Use whatever cookie cutter design you prefer. —Lois White, Brookfield, Missouri
Peppermint Stars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup peppermint candies (about 25 pieces), finely crushed
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red or green food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in crushed candies. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into shapes with a floured 2-1/2-in. star cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and extract; stir until smooth. Tint with food coloring if desired. Spread over cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 2 cookies equals 167 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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