Thursday, December 06, 2007

Peppermint Candy Cookies


The Dough:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, soft
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 teas vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until fluffy. Add the flour and walnuts and blend to form a dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Candy Mixture for Garnish:
1/4 lb. peppermint candy (crushed fine)
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
In a small bowl combine both ingredients. Set aside. Three tablespoons of this mixture is used in the filling below, and the remainder is used to garnish the cookies
The Filling:
2 Tablespoons of cream cheese, soft
1 teas milk
1 drop of red food coloring
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons of candy mixture (see above)
In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese, milk, food coloring, and the confectioners sugar until smooth. Blend in the 3 tablespoons candy mixture.
Remove dough from fridge and for each cookie pinch off a rounded teaspoon of the dough. Form into a ball and shape the dough around you thumb to make a little compartment in the middle. Place about 1/4 teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in the depression. Pinch the dough back together and roll it back into a ball. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling. Place the balls on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not brown. Remove the cookies to a cooling rack. To garnish, roll the cooled cookies in the remaining candy mixture. These are so so good! and pretty!

7 Comments:

Blogger giggles said...

Vicci these sound amazing....I may try them! I always like a sure thing!

Hugs Sherrie

8:47 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

Looks so good. I wish there was a way we could test each cookie that you made.

;)

11:17 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; wow! These look delightfully delicious! Thank you for recipe, too. I loved your post about your Mom on Christmas; we can all certainly relate. Thank you.

3:39 AM  
Blogger kansasrose said...

Oh sweetie these sound delish! Printing this up...I love peppermint. ( peppermint ice cream is my guilty pleasure treat during the holidays, can't get it during the rest of the year) Thanks for sharing! :)

2:12 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Oh another yummy recipe from Vicci! I so agree with Angela...I want a sample! :)

7:12 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Yum-O!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Lenna Andrews said...

yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipes, Vicci. ALso -- you've been TAGGED: http://creativelenna.blogspot.com/
: ) lenna

7:59 PM  

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