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Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 32

Cool mint and rich chocolate make a delicious cookie combo - perfect for a dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Shortbread

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa

Glaze and Topping

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
2
tablespoons chopped miniature peppermint candy canes

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 (9-inch) glass pie plates with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, chocolate and peppermint extract with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour and 1/3 cup cocoa. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, press dough evenly in pie plates.
  • 3
    Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until edges just begin to pull away from sides of pie plates. Cool in pie plates 5 minutes. Carefully cut each round into 16 wedges. Cool completely in pie plates on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and enough of the milk until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over wedges; sprinkle with candies.

Expert Tips

  • Cut the rounds into wedges while they are warm, but do not remove them from the pie plates until they are completely cool so they won’t break.
  • For the best red color, look for candy canes that have bright red striping. The round peppermint candies have a larger proportion of white candy to the red color.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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