It's Christmas Time = Christmas Cookie Time

Ingredients (for about 15 cookies):

* 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour (160 g)
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter (115 g)
* 1 large egg yolk
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar (60 g)
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
* 1/4 tsp food coloring

Step 1: Step one: Make the dough

Cream butter then add sugar, beat again
Add one egg yolk, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir to combine
Add in flour into 2 additions (meaning, add half flour, beat, then add the other half, beat)
You should get a soft but firm dough.
Divide the dough into 2 balls.
Add a few drops of food coloring to one ball.
Cover both ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 min.
Roll on Christmas. Can't wait to give these a twist and a taste! They look great.
Have a Christmas blast!! nice cookie..<br><br><br>Merry Christmas!!
WARNING, I used icing sugar and magarine instead of powder sugar and butter and it was TERRIBLE, not the taste but the consistency of the dough, even after refridgeration, it fell apart very easily.
OM NOM NOM NOM!!! These look delicious.
My family makes these with some almond extract which makes hem super delicious and suprising, who expects almond flavor from a candy cane?
Loved it, made it, ate it :)
My daughter is going to love making these with me. Excelente!!!
Nice idea, I would recomend after you twist the colors togather, roll them between your counter and your hands to blend them and then they would be more level.
Yeah you are right! Thanks :)
Another awesome recipe, Dani!! I'm baking this weekend &amp; needed a new recipe, thanks ;-)
Thank you! Glad you like it :)

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