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    It’s Cookie Season!

    When everything feels unsure, we can rejoice in the knowledge that, when it doubt, there are always cookies.
    Surprise your family this holiday with a homemade batch of decadent peppermint cookies. Or, if baking isn’t your thing, order a box of locally made cookies to be delivered directly to your loved ones door, which is a great, COVID safe way to spread some holiday cheer!
    Classic Peppermint  Meltaway Cookies
    Dough Ingredients:
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch

    Frosting Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
    • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

    Directions:

    1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. In another bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on un-greased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
    3. In a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in milk, extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container.

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