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Peppermint Sugar Cookies
makes about 36 cookies
1 package (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, room temperature, or your favorite from scratch sugar cookie recipe
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies, plus more for garnishing
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
- If using store bought dough, cut cookie dough into 8 pieces and place in bowl of electric mixer. If you're making your own, make the cookies as you normally would. Once the dough is ready, add the peppermint extract, peppermint candies and confectioners sugar and mix until combined.
- Scoop out dough using either a cookie scoop or a teaspoon and place on prepared sheets. Space 2" apart and bake until set, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool fully on cooling racks.
- Once cooled, make the ganache. Melt 6 tbsp butter, 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips and 2 tsp light corn syrup in microwave safe bowl. Stir together until smooth and let stand 5-10 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Spoon a little on top of each cookie and then sprinkle peppermint candies on top.