PEPPERMINT COOKIES Great chocolate cookies with just the right amount of peppermint. Makes 30 2 1/2 tablespoons salted butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup melted semisweet chocolate 10 peppermint candies, chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg and mix well. Add peppermint, flour, cocoa and baking powder; mix well. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before use. Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut out 2-inch rounds using a cookie
cutter or a glass and transfer to
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Decorate with a little melted
chocolate and some crushed
Store in an airtight container.
70 | SWEET PAUL . HOLIDAY 2010