Peppermint flavored butter cookies made into Peppermint Stick Cookies
Peppermint Stick Cookies
Are you getting ready for Christmas now that Thanksgiving is over? I am doing some holiday baking to share with you and kind of sad that I am not putting up a tree this year. I am in the process of trying to sell my house and got one of those Pods and all of my Christmas stuff is in there. I never expected it would take so long to sell my house but it has and everything is in it! Dishes, decorations, my village, well all of it. I do have a picture of one of my trees from last year so I can look at it. LOL Maybe I should print an 8 x 10 and hang it on the wall where the tree should be.
Or I could go get some of those hanging thingys they are advertising now and get a string of lights and make a tree. I’m not spending Christmas here so I won’t miss it much I hope, there is always next year.
I made this cookies yesterday as an extra cookie to go in my The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap I participated in. I was going to make candy canes but decided they might not ship well so did them as sticks instead. I really like them as the sticks and will be doing them again. On the 11th I will publish my recipe I used for the swap along with the other food bloggers who swapped. I sent out 3 dozen cookies and will get three dozen back. I have already got 2 of them and they were amazing! The best part about this swap is that we raised $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! That’s the real amazing part! That is a whole lot of cookies!!!
- 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4 - 5 drops red food coloring
- 1 egg white
- sanding sugar if using
- In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
- In your mixer bowl add the butter and sugar. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the egg, egg white and peppermint extract.
- On low speed add the flour mixture. Remove half of the dough and add the red food coloring to the remaining mixture in the bowl.
- Flatten each piece into a 8 inch disk. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pans with parchment or spray well with baking spray.
- Roll each dough packet into a 8 x 10 piece on a floured surface. Cut lengthwise into 16 I/2 inch strips. Cut each piece in half crosswise, you should have 32 strips 5 x ½ inch. Roll to make 6 inch ropes. Cover with a clean towel while you repeat with remaining dough.
- Twist together the red and white dough. If you want to do candy canes then you will curl a hook in one end. Just lay them on your pan if you are doing sticks. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar if using.
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until firm and golden on the edges. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
- calories each, 3 g. fat, 2 g. protein, 12 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 52 mg. sodium, 15 mg cholesterol
- family circle 2006