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If you can believe it, I have yet to bake a holiday cookie this season! Shh! But the year is not over which means I still have time to get my bake on. Sugar cookies are a staple during this time of year, and while in and of themselves perfectly delectable, they can always be enhanced! The recipe for basic sugar cookies is quite simple. From a basic recipe, like the Domino Sugar’s 1001 Cookie Starter Mix, you can create everything from gingerbread to chocolate brownies and more. I decided to take a peppermint twist on the classic sugar cookie:
First, make your dough:
1001 cookie starter mix
Make 10 cups
5 cups all-purpose flour
3 3/4 cups Domino Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
Spoon flour into measuring cup and level with spatula. Put in large bowl with at least 4 quart capacity.
Measure sugar, baking powder and salt into flour. Stir until thoroughly blended.
Add butter and use pastry blender or clean hands to work into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.
*For best results, store covered in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.
Peppermint Sugar Cookies
4 cups Domino Sugar 1001 Cookie Starter Mix
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients using your hands or a stand mixer with a dough hook. Divide dough in half, and shape into 2 disks. Wrap each disk in plastic, and chill at least 3 hours in the refrigerator, or place in freezer for 1 hour until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Roll dough, half at a time on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange cutouts 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not brown. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.
These cookies are incredibly flavorful and festive looking. I think they taste perfect as is, but you could cut them into shapes and decorate them with peppermint frosting if desired.
Right now, Domino Sugar is hosting a contest on their Facebook page where fans can enter their favorite cookie recipe for a chance to win prizes which include several baking gift baskets. If you enter your recipe, you’ll recieve a Domino Sugar coupon and a code for 40% off Chicago Metallic bakeware. To enter your recipe and all of the pertinent details, just visit their Facebook page.
Win It! One of you will win a $50 Visa card to help you make your very own cookies using Domino Sugar’s 1001 Cookie Starter Mix. Simply leave me a comment with the name of the cookie you’d like to create using their 5 ingredient starter mix. Comments will close on January 5th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.
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