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Pink Peppermint Cookies

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Pink Peppermint Cookies are a great snack. Delicious with the flavor of peppermint, these are a great tea time accompaniment. Guaranteed to be loved by all, these cookies are a must-try!!
Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Peppermint essence 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red vegetable food coloring 12 Drop
  Sifted flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Instant non fat dry milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Combine the shortening and sugar, and cream till light and fluffy.
2) Add in the egg, peppermint, and food coloring and beat till well blended.
3) Combine and sift the flour, milk, baking powder, and salt.
4) Add into the creamed mix and blend till a soft dough.
5) Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour.
6) Between two sheets of waxed paper, add half the dough and roll out to 1/8-inch thickness.
7) Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
8) Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet.
9) Top with chopped nuts.
10) Place in the oven at 350°F and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or till edges are lightly browned.

SERVING
11) Serve lightly dusted with sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Peppermint
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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