Needing a different Christmas cookie recipe this year? Check out these Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies! Oddly, they almost taste like Girl Scout Thin Mints!
This year, a few of my blogging friends and I decided to have a cookie swap. I usually make sugar cookies for Christmas and thought about making them as my cookies to give to my fellow blogger.
However, I looked through some cookbooks and decided to try a new recipe.
I found a recipe in a Taste of Home The Best of Country Cooking 2010 book. The new recipe was going great until it came to the chocolate sauce. That is where I had to change things. I got out my new best friend, the
That is where I had to change things. I got out my new best friend, the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. The melting wafers really changed the cookies. To me, the cookies
The melting wafers really changed the cookies. To me, the cookies taste a lot like the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Yum!
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Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies
Delicious Christmas cookies that have a taste similar to Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies!Print
Delicious Christmas Cookies!
- 3/4 cup of Butter
- 1/2 cup of Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 10–12 drops of Red Food Coloring
- 3/4 teaspoon of Peppermint Extract
- 1 3/4 cup of Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar.
- Beat in the egg, food coloring and peppermint extract.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cram of tartar and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the large bowl.
- Shape the batter into a ball and chill for 2 hours.
- Once chilled, form the batter into 3/4 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
- Take a drinking glass and flatten the balls into circles.
- Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes.
- Once the cookies have cooled, melt your chocolate wafers. Use a spatula and spread a layer of chocolate on the bottom of the cookies. Place the cookies on their tops while the chocolate hardens.
- Once the bottoms have harden, turn them over to decorate the tops with a Christmas designs. Make sure to use piping bag with a small tip.
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What type of cookies do you make for the holidays?