Step 1: Peppermint Dough
6 T. butter
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. peppermint flavoring or extract
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream butter and sugars.
Add egg and peppermint and mix well.
Sift in flour and baking soda and combine.
Divide dough into two equal halves.
Add red food coloring to one half of dough and knead until it is red.