Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jun 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 196.1

I’ve been making these for years; recipe out of my personal files, received from a friend. Easy to fix, attractive and good tasting.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups butter
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops green food coloring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Cream together the butter or margarine, confectioner's sugar, flour and peppermint extract. Mix well.
  3. 3 Separate dough into two equal parts, put into separate bowls and tint with food-coloring. Roll dough into SMALL balls, approximately 1/2 tsp per cookie. Place six balls in a circle, alternating colors onto cookie sheet.
  4. 4 Bake for 8 minutes. NOTE: I guess you could omit peppermint flavoring or substitute it, but we like peppermint, so I have not tried variations or substitutions .

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 196.1
  • Carbohydrate 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol 33.9 mg
  • Fat 13 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.1 g
  • Sodium 91.2 mg
  • Sugar 5 g

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  1. I had high hopes because it seemed so easy. I followed the recipe exactly but it was SO dry. 3 drops of each food coloring wasn t going to cut it I did 10 drops and you can see the really pastel gross pic I posted of the result of that. I kept putting my - Read more ...
  2. They are really easy to make. Kind of bland though so I would suggest adding more peppermint extract or sprinkle something that gives it more flavor.
  3. I made these years ago and they were great. Something must have changed in the recipe since because these were bland difficult to roll and dry af. Definitely not the same recipe. Simply awful
  4. Too buttery in my opinion! But the idea is a good one!
  5. I LOVE this recipe! this will be my third year making it and I don't know how I existed before it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  6. Made this for Recipe Group...These were good! I 1/2'd the recipe and was glad I did only because they are a pain to roll into all of those little balls lol...major time consumption. I didn't count the food coloring drops but I knew I wanted vibrant Christmas colors. I don't know if I'd make these - Read more ...
  7. We liked this a lot and it also proved to be a good family project when the kids were home for the Thanksgiving holidays. We'll make these again Thanks!
  8. Dough was too dry to roll but adding a few drop of water helped. My kids said they were just "ok". Thats why I only gave 3 Stars.
  9. Easy and very tasty! Let the kids make their own cookies in the shape of presents trees christmas ornaments etc.