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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bites

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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bites
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bites

The best way to cool off in the summer is eating a handful of some cool Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bites. Whoever said candy canes were only for Christmas? This recipe takes a spin on the traditional sugar cookies that everybody loves by adding a refreshing sprinkle of crushed candy cane on top. These sweet minty bites of goodness will give your taste buds everything they've been looking for- sugary flavors with a peppermint aftertaste. For easy eating, grab some sticks to turn them into cake pops. You'll fall in love these chocolate drizzled cookie bites after the first bite.

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Makes24 cookies

Preparation Time10 min

Recipe CourseDessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 regular sized candy canes, crushed
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cocnut oil

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. On low speed add the flour, vanilla and crushed candy canes. Mix until full incorporated.

  3. Using a small cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons) form small smooth dough balls. Place dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Chill for 1 hour until dough balls are firm.

  4. In a microwave safe bowl place the chopped chocolate and coconut oil. Heat for 30 seconds stir continue to melt the chocolate in 15 second intervals until the chocolate is melted.

  5. Dip the bottom of the cookie bite into the melted chocolate then dip or sprinkle with the additional crushed candy canes. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up.

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These would be a wonderful treat for Christmas time. -)

Yum, and a good way to use those candy canes

These are cute and great for a party. Coconut oil melted together with chocolate make a great coating. Coconut oil will firm up a lot when it and the chocolate cool so you don't have to worry about it staying soft unless it gets too warm. Regular chocolate would taste great also if you like chocolate and mint together. Fun to make with kids. They love rolling balls.

If it is not a holiday, which I use cookie cutters for, I just make my from scratch, spread the dough out and when baked I just cut them into squares. The peppermint would be a welcomed addition.

sounds good

My boys love sugar cookies and are always after me to make them. I am sure they would love these. I like that I can make them in my cake pops maker. I would make some without the candy canes as well. Can I use vanilla extract instead of vanilla bean paste?

I like to roll out the dough and use different shaped cookie cutters.

I can't say that I have a favorite way to make sugar cookies, but I do like to experiment with different recipes and techniques. Sugar cookies are pretty versatile, so they are good to experiment on with food coloring and various festive shapes. Last Christmas I made a variety of stars and crescents.

Any way that's fast works for me.

What is 'vanilla bean paste?'

Vanilla paste is a thicker form of vanilla extract which also contains some of the seeds from the vanilla pod (bean). The paste is usually thickened with a natural thickener called gum tragacanth, so it is not necessarily more concentrated than a liquid extract. You can buy it at Walmart, Target or online!

This sounds yummy.

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