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Peppermint Shortbread Bites

peppermint shortbread bites
Peppermint Shortbread Bites
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 64
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Crunchy bits of peppermint candy tastefully top melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) peppermint extract
3 tbsp (45 mL) finely crushed hard peppermint candies (about 6 candies)
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) white chocolate moulding wafers, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter and icing sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour and peppermint extract.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheet, pat dough into 6-inch square, about 3/4 inch thick. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 325°F. On cookie sheet, cut dough into 8 rows by 8 rows, making 64 squares. With knife, separate rows by 1/4 inch.
  • 4
    Bake 28 to 35 minutes or until set and edges are just starting to turn golden. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix crushed candy and granulated sugar. In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place melted candy coating. Seal bag; cut tiny hole in corner of bag.
  • 5
    Do not remove cookies from cookie sheet. Pipe candy coating over cookies. Before candy coating sets, sprinkle candy mixture over cookies. Place cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Purchasing Tip: White chocolate moulding wafers are easily found at any bulk food store.
  • How To Melt Moulding Wafers: In small microwaveable bowl, microwave moulding wafers uncovered on Medium-High for 15 to 30 seconds. Stir. Continue in 15 to 30 second intervals, stirring each time until all the wafers are fully melted. The wafers will retain their shape until they are stirred.
  • Tip: To crush candy, place in a freezer plastic bag and seal, then pound with the flat side of a meat mallet or a rolling pin.
  • Tip: These cookies will keep their shape better during baking if they're very cold when you put them in the oven.

Nutrition Information

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