Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Crushed peppermint candies in cookie dough make for a sweet minty holiday treat.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
4
tablespoons all-purpose flour
10
round peppermint candies, finely crushed (1/4 cup)
Red food color
1
tablespoon coarse sugar

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Divide dough in half. Stir or knead 2 tablespoons of the flour into one half of the dough. Stir or knead candies, food color and remaining 2 tablespoons flour into other half. On separate sheets of parchment paper, press each into 10x6-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Using parchment paper, gently lift and place red dough rectangle on top of white dough rectangle. Using parchment paper to guide dough, firmly roll up both layers together, starting with longest side. Cut roll into 20 (1/2-inch) slices.
  • 4 On paper-lined cookie sheet, place slices 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown on edges and set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Divide dough in half. Stir or knead 2 tablespoons of the flour into one half of the dough. Stir or knead candies, food color and remaining 2 tablespoons flour into other half. On separate sheets of parchment paper, press each into 10x6-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Using parchment paper, gently lift and place red dough rectangle on top of white dough rectangle. Using parchment paper to guide dough, firmly roll up both layers together, starting with longest side. Cut roll into 20 (1/2-inch) slices.
  • 4 On paper-lined cookie sheet, place slices 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown on edges and set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Candy canes can be used in place of the peppermint rounds; use about 1/4 cup crushed candy.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.