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                          PEPPERMINT CANDY COOKIES
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 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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         1 c  butter -- softened
       1/2 c  confectioner’s sugar
         1 ts vanilla
     2 1/2 c  flour, all-purpose
       1/2 c  walnuts -- chopped
   :          candy mixture
       1/4 lb peppermint candy -- crushed
       1/2 c  confectioner’s sugar
   :          The Filling
         2 TB cream cheese -- softened
         1 ts milk
         1 dr red food coloring
       1/2 c  confectioner’s sugar
         3 TB candy mixture -- see above
   Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until
   fluffy.  Add the flour and walnuts and blend to form
   dough.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
   Candy mixture: In a small bowl combine both
   ingredients.  Set aside. Three tablespoons of this
   mixture is used in the filling and the remainder is
   used to garnish the cookies.
   The filling: In a bowl blend together the cream
   cheese, milk, food coloring and the conf. sugar until
   smooth.  Blend in 3 T of the cnady mixture.
   Remove the dough from the refrigerator and for each
   cookie pinch off a rounded teaspoon of the dough.
   Form into a ball and shape around your thumb to make a
   little compartment in the middle. Place about 1/4
   teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in the
   depression. Pinch the dough back together and roll it
   back into a ball. Repeat the process with the
   remaining dough and filling. Place the balls on a
   nonstick cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 oven
   for 10-12 minutes. Do not brown.
   Remove cookies to a cooling rack.  To garnish, roll
   the cooled cookies in the remaining candy mixture.
   Recipe By     : Frugal Gourmet’s Christmas
                                         Date: Tue, 29
   Oct 1996 20:14:11 -0500 (
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