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Monday, December 16, 2013

Peppermint Kiss Cookies


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Part of the fun of Christmas time is making (and eating) Christmas cookies.  This is one cookie that everyone will love!

Peppermint Kiss Cookies:

3 1/2-4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy.  Add flour mixture and mix just until blended.  The dough will be soft.  Higher altitudes need 4 1/2 cups flour, lower altitudes need less.  Scoop a tbsp. of dough and roll into a ball.  Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. 
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Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Do not over bake.  As soon as they come out of the oven place a peppermint kiss in the middle of the cookie.  Let cool.

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