Peppermint Sparkles

Course : Desserts
Serves: 4 to 5 dozen
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1/2 cup butter -- (1 stick)
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour and salt until blended. Divide batter in half; blend food coloring into one half. Form cookies by taking a bit less than a teaspoon of dough from each bowl and rolling together into a ball. Put cookies on greased or parchment lined baking sheets and flatten slightly with thumbprint. Sprinkle generously with crushed peppermint candy. Bake 9 to 10 minutes in a preheated 375-degree oven.


Nutritional Information:

3427 Calories (kcal); 202g Total Fat; (53% calories from fat); 39g Protein; 360g Carbohydrate; 435mg Cholesterol; 3131mg Sodium

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