6 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

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6 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

Peppermint Twist Kisses

As rosy as Santa’s cheeks, these merry morsels with the chocolate kisses on top are a delightful Yuletide favorite.

– Traci Krick, Bear, Delaware

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 8 drops red food coloring
  • 36 chocolate kisses

    How to make it 


  • 1

    In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and extracts; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough in half; tint one portion red. Divide each into four portions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • 2

    Shape each portion into a 9-in. log. Place one red log next to one white log; twist gently to create one swirled roll. Roll gently until roll becomes one log. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • 3

    Cut each log into nine slices; roll each into a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Press chocolate kisses into the center of warm cookies. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.

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