December 3rd, 2013

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

I have been making these cookies for about 30 years.  I first came across the recipe at a Christmas cookie exchange in Newport Beach, California shortly after I got married.  Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the person who brought them and shared the recipe.  The best part about these cookies is the filling in the center which is made from cream cheese, powdered sugar, and crushed peppermint candy.  This photo of a cut cookie shows the peppermint filling as well as some walnuts that are in the dough.

Peppermint Candy CookiesI crush the peppermint candy by placing several candy canes in a ziploc bag that is lying on top of a cutting board, and then I repeatedly hit it with a metal meat tenderizer.  After the cookies are baked, you roll them in a mixture of powdered sugar and more crushed peppermint candy.  I always get plenty of compliments on these cookies, and I’m sure you will, too.  The peppermint makes them taste like Christmas!

Peppermint Candy Cookies

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