Swirled Mint Cookies
2 c Flour
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Peppermint extract
1 c Butter
1 c Sugar
10 dr Red food coloring
10 dr Green food coloring
Combine flour & baking powder.
Beat butter until softened. Add sugar & beat until fluffy.
Add egg & extracts & beat well.
Add flour mixture & beat till well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds. Stir red food coloring into one third, green into another, &
leave one third plain. Cover each and chill one hour. Roll each color into 1/2" diameter
ropes. Using one rope of each color, twist together (Like a three-colored candy cane).
Slice twisted ropes into 1/4" pieces. Place slices 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet and
flatten to 1/4" thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake in 375~ oven until
just set (do not brown), about 8 minutes. Remove and cool on racks.