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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted
  • 20 peppermint candies crushed in large pieces

Instructions

  • Cream butter and powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes until thoroughly combined. Add in flour, salt and vanilla. Mixture will be crumbly. Use hand to combine crumbs into one large dough ball (may take a few minutes).
  • Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap. Drop dough onto plastic, roll plastic wrap over dough. Shape dough into a log (about 2 1/2 inches diameter...rolling it on your countertop with the palms of your hand). Place wrapped dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Slice into 1/4 inch cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate, sprinkling immediately with peppermint pieces. Lay on parchment paper to set up (about one hour). Makes about 50-60 cookies! Store in air tight container. ENJOY!