Accidental Peppermint Balls
(Based on Christmas stockings, I accidentally used peppermint flavoring instead of almond.)
1 c. butter ½ c. powdered sugar (sifted)
1 t. vanilla ½ t. peppermint extract
¼ t. food coloring (optional)
2 ¼ c. flour ½ t. salt
Chocolate Chips (, 60% cocoa)
Crushed peppermint pieces (Bob's sweet stripes)
The chocolate chips will be used for the filling. Mix dough. If too soft to handle, chill. (I usually don't.) Take a small lump of dough and put three chocolate chips in the center. Roll into a ball. Flatten very slightly with hand on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 10-12 min. When cool, ice tops with peppermint cookie glaze. May sprinkle with crushed peppermint pieces if desired.
Peppermint Cookie Glaze
(Variation of Aus Am.States – Penny’s cookies)
1½ c sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 T. warm water
½ T. white corn syrup
½ t. peppermint extract
Add syrup to warm water. Mix with remaining ingredients. If it starts to dry out/harden, add a few drops of hot water.