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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Peppermint Puffs ~
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco Stick
2 T milk
1 T vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 t salt
3/4 t baking soda
2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies**
Preheat oven to 375F.
Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling
cookies. Combine brown sugar, shortening, milk
and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well
blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and
baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture at low
speed until just blended. Stir in crushed candy.
Refrigerate dough for a little while until firm
enough to roll into balls. Shape dough into 1
inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased
(or parchment paper lined) cookie sheets. Bake
1 cookie sheet at a time for 8 - 10 minutes for
chewy or 11 - 13 minutes for crisp. Do not over
bake. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove
to foil and cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Tie with Christmas ribbon and small ornament. Add
gift tag. Can also be added to a gift basket.
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