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Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

3 dozen

I love to make spritz cookies. Each year I make several varieties of cookies and then deliver them to friends. I love to watch them crack a smile when they see a plate full of cookies. —Margaret Otley, Waverly, Nebraska
Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-12 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle crushed candies over cookies. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 76 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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