Peppermint Stick Cookies

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Peppermint flavored butter cookies made into Peppermint Stick Cookies

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.

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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.christmas-tree
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!!!

Peppermint Stick Cookies
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Serves: 32 cookies
 
Peppermint flavored butter cookies made into Peppermint Stick Cookies
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In your mixer bowl add the butter and sugar. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the egg, egg white and peppermint extract.
  3. 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.
  4. Flatten each piece into a 8 inch disk. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pans with parchment or spray well with baking spray.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until firm and golden on the edges. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  9. calories each, 3 g. fat, 2 g. protein, 12 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 52 mg. sodium, 15 mg cholesterol
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    • Mary Ellen says

      I am sure you can. Just be sure to keep the dough covered as you work with it. I found it wanted to dry out when I got towards the end.

  1. says

    These peppermint stick cookies look wonderful! I love how festive they are! Sorry to hear that you won’t get to put up your tree this year, it looks beautiful! Good luck with the house though and thanks for sharing these :)

  2. says

    Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! Maybe you’ll be in a new house right in time for Christmas. (My ex-husband…aka my best friend, moved in a home and closed on it right on Christmas Eve. I can’t even imagine the stress on that day with kids. Closing alone, is stressful enough!) Love how you made these stick cookies for a good cause. It sounds and looks like it turned out really great with raising all of that money!

  3. says

    Wow, these peppermint cookie sticks look amazing! I’m going to start doing some baking with the kiddo’s to take to neighbors and these just might need to be on our baking list! Thanks for sharing at our Link It or Lump It party!

    • Mary Ellen says

      Hope you enjoy them! I found them easier than candy canes and won’t break as easy.

  4. says

    My aren’t these precious! I love peppermint, especially when it’s paired with pink. Plus, these are something unexpected that I think my guests will flip for. Thanks!

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