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Pink Peppermint Cookies

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Serves 4 Dozen | Prep Time | Cook Time


1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
10-12 drop red food color
1 egg
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 Tbs. chocolate-flavored syrup
1/4 cup flour

In large bowl, beat sugar and 3/4 cup margarine until light and fluffy.

Add peppermint extract, food color and egg; blend well.

Lightly spoon flour

into measuring cup; level off. S

tir in 1-3/4 cups flour, baking soda, cream of

tartar and salt.

Shape into smooth ball.

Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1-2 hours for easier handling.

Meanwhile, in small bowl mix 1/4 cup margarine, chocolate syrup and 1/4 cup flour with fork until well combined.

Spoon mixture into decorating bag with small writing tip; set aside.

Heat oven to 375.

Shape dough into 3/4" balls.

Place balls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in flour, flatten each with 1-1/2" round.

Pipe chocolate-flour mixture on top of each cookie in simple holiday design.

Bake 5-7 minutes or until set.

Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

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