Monday, December 26, 2011

Peppermint Patties

I created these a few days ago for a holiday party. If you love peppermint, or someone you know does, make these! The peppermint lovers I know said they were SO good. Hope you like em’! They will be perfect in raising the festivity at your Christmas parties or holiday parties. Sorry I didn’t post them a few days earlier :(

Peppermint Patties
adapted from University of Cookie
-2/3 cup shortening
-2/3 cup room temp butter (I use salted)
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-2 eggs
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-3 1/3 cups AP flour
-1 bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
1. Preheat to 350°
2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. On medium speed combine the eggs and vanilla until mixed well.
4. Over low speed add baking powder, salt and flour and mix until it comes together.
5. Pour half the bag of Hershey’s kisses into a Ziploc bag and crush them until broken into small chunks. Repeat with the rest of the Hershey’s kisses. They do not have to look perfect
6. Mix the crushed kisses into your dough slowly, until well incorporated.
7. Take your scoop and plop balls of dough 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
8. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until edges are golden. 
9. When cookies are done let them cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and remove to a wire cooling rack.
recipe adapted from University of Cookie

Peppermint Frosting
adapted from University of Cookie
-1/2 cup shortening
-4 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I didn't sift *gasp*)
-1/4 cups + 2 Tbsp milk
-1 t. peppermint extract
1. Cream your shortening and powdered sugar together until smooth, slowly add your milk and peppermint extract.
2. Mix until smooth.
3. Pipe or spread your frosting on top of your cookies (I piped mine, but the frosting got smushed from the tin foil).


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