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spritz cookies in holiday shapes dipped in chocolate and crushed candy canes

Peppermint Bark Spritz

Yield: 96 cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
5 from 3 votes

Equipment

  • Cookie press

Ingredients
  

Peppermint Bark Spritz

  • 1 cup butter cubed
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Peppermint Bark

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted
  • 1/2 cup candy canes crushed

Peppermint Bark Filling

  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting store-bought or prepared
  • 1/2 cup candy canes crushed

Instructions
 

Peppermint Bark Spritz

  • PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of your mixer CREAM together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • ADD sugar and mix until combined, followed by egg yolk and peppermint extract.
  • ADD salt and then flour 1/2 cup at a time until a smooth batter forms. It should stick to itself but not to your hards.
  • At this point, you can add food coloring if using.
  • DIVIDE the cookie dough into workable batches and FILL the cookie press.
  • PRESS cookies onto a clean, ungreased cookie sheet. If cookies to dot adhere to the pan it may be greasy. Try washing the cookie sheet and placing it in the refrigerator to chill before trying again.
  • BAKE at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

Dipped into Chocolate

  • DIP the bottom of each cookie into dark chocolate, then press into crushed candy canes.
  • Set aside on parchment or wax paper until set.

Frosted Sandwich Cookies

  • Using a store-bought frosting, spread about one teaspoon of frosting onto a cookie, then press another cookie of the same shape into the frosting. Press the exposed frosting from the sides into crushed candy canes.
  • Set aside on parchment or wax paper until set.

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Notes

  • You can color the dough before baking if desired. We suggest gel food coloring rather than liquid. Gel food coloring is highly concentrated and will not change the dough consistency like liquid food coloring. 
  • You can swap out candy canes for peppermint puffs. When crushed, peppermint puffs are more of a soft powder rather than crunchy candy cane bits. 
  • You can freeze the baked cookies in an air-tight container for one month. Save the chocolate dipping and/or crushed candy cane decorations until ready to serve. Thawed chocolate and candy cane pieces could be sticky when defrosted. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: christmas, cookies, cream cheese, peppermint, spritz