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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 98.4
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.6 mg
  • Sodium: 50.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Holiday Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Submitted by: CARADAWN
Holiday Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Introduction

I adapted this recipe from the Pillsbury recipe "Peppermint Crunch Cookies". I made my own sugar cookies - Easy Fluffy Sugar Cookies (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-det
ail.asp?recipe=840741) instead of using their pre-made dough to reduce the calorie count a little.

*These are not necessarily diet friendly. They are a great treat and perfect for holiday parties. This is a fun and easy recipe to make with your kids!*
I adapted this recipe from the Pillsbury recipe "Peppermint Crunch Cookies". I made my own sugar cookies - Easy Fluffy Sugar Cookies (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-det
ail.asp?recipe=840741) instead of using their pre-made dough to reduce the calorie count a little.

*These are not necessarily diet friendly. They are a great treat and perfect for holiday parties. This is a fun and easy recipe to make with your kids!*

Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    Easy Fluffy Sugar Cookies (my recipe is at http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=840741 or you can use your own sugar cookie recipe)
    1 cup Vanilla Baking Chips (white chocolate chips)
    1/4 cup Candy Canes, crushed (about 3 regular sized)*
    3/4 tbsp Olive Oil

    *To crush peppermint pieces - This was the most difficult part of the recipe for me! I ended up using the bottom of a small glass bowl to crush the candy canes. I placed a few large chunks of candy cane under the bowl and pushed down. This easily broke the candy cane into small enough pieces to place on the cookies.*

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Directions

1 - Make sugar cookies according to Easy Fluffy Sugar Cookie recipe or your own favorite recipe, let cookies cool completely

2 - In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave vanilla chips and olive oil uncovered on medium (50%) for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once halfway through microwaving, until melted. Stir until smooth.

3 - Dip half of each cookie into melted chips mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed or parchment paper. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 tsp (or to your desire) crushed candy cane. Let stand until set.

-- Yields 48 cookies from the Easy Fluffy Sugar Cookie recipie --

Tips:

The olive oil helps the chocolate melt and stay smooth. This recipe can be made without it but the chocolate will be harder to work with.

Make sure you place the microwave power to Medium. This will help melt the chocolate smoothly.

If you work a little slow (like me) then you may want to melt only half of the chocolate at a time. I melted 1/2 cup vanilla chips and 1 tsp olive oil at a time to make sure the chocolate didn't turn hard before I was done dipping and adding peppermint pieces.

Substitutions - Candy canes can be replaced with peppermints or Andes chocolates and the vanilla baking chips can be replaced with semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARADAWN.






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