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 Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. The melting wafers really changed the cookies. To me, the cookies taste a lot like the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Yum!
Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies
Delicious Christmas cookies that have a taste similar to Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies!
Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe
- 3/4 cup Butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 10-12 drops Red Food Coloring
- 3/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- 1 3/4 cup Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon aking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon 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.
What type of cookies do you make for the holidays?