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Peppermint Swirls

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Peppermint Swirls
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48
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Twisting ropes of colored dough is the secret to peppermint-swirled buttery cookies.

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4
teaspoon red food color
2
tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Divide dough in half. Stir peppermint extract and food color into one half of dough. Divide each color of dough in half.
  • 2 Shape each piece of dough on generously floured surface into rope, 12 inches long. Place 2 ropes, 1 red and 1 white, side by side. Twist ropes. Repeat with remaining 2 pieces of dough.
  • 3 Cut twisted ropes into 1/2-inch pieces; shape each into ball. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to about 1/4-inch thickness with greased bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  • 4 Bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool.
Tips  

Paste icing colors give the brightest colors. Decrease the amount of liquid food color to about half when using icing color. For this recipe, use 1/8 teaspoon paste icing color, adding it to the dough with a toothpick.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
0%
Sodium
25mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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