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Peppermint Shortbread Bites

peppermint shortbread bites Dessert
Peppermint Shortbread Bites
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 64

Crunchy bits of peppermint candy tastefully top melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

Updated September 16, 2010
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 1/2
    cup powdered sugar
  • 2
    cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3
    tablespoons finely crushed hard peppermint candies (about 6 candies)
  • 1
    tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3
    oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter and powdered 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.

  • 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.
  • These cookies will keep their shape better during baking if they're very cold when you put them in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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