Virtual cookie exchange

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Good morning ladies!! Today I am participating in a fun little virtual cookie exchange with some of my best blogger friends!  Today I’m sharing my iced peppermint sugar cookie recipe!

Recipe:

  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar (plus more for rolling)
  2. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, 3-5 minutes. ((I unfortunately don’t have a stand mixer so  hand whisk works just fine too!  It will just take you longer))  Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla and peppermint extracts and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low, slowly add flour mixture, and beat until combined.
  3.  Place about 1/2 cup extra sugar in a dish. Use a cookie scoop to make uniform size balls and roll them in the sugar and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  4.  Bake until edges are barely brown but the center is still soft and fluffy, 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheet for 10 minutes.
  5.   Remove and ice with desired frosting and sprinkles.
  6. Enjoy!

Head to Dearest Dawn next where she is sharing her yummy s’mores cookie recipe!