Dessert Diva shares her recipe for Candy Cane Butter Cookies

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Dessert Diva Danette Randall is making something sweet and simple with Christmas that she wanted to share with our viewers.

CANDY CANE BUTTER COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp peppermint extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup crushed candy canes (about 10-15 candy canes)

Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder-set aside

In large bowl with mixer or by hand, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg & peppermint extract, stir until well combined. Add flour mixture to wet mixture, stir until dough all comes together (it may be a little crumbly at first, which is okay).

Fold in crushed candy canes. Grab approx. a tablespoon of dough, and drop on prepared pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until edges are just starting to turn golden. Take out, and leave on pan a few minutes. Transfer to wire rack or parchment paper, and dust with powdered sugar.  Sugar will melt slightly. Dust again with powdered sugar when cookies are cooled.

Enjoy!

NOTE: You can make these smaller than a tbls. Sometimes I make them just a tsp of dough, for a small cookie. If you don’t like candy canes in your cookies, add about 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, it tastes great with the peppermint extract.

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