Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths Recipe
- 1 ¼ cups butter
- ¾ cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 drops red food coloring
- 2 drops green food coloring
step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 2: Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating well.
step 3: Add flour, and mix well. Stir in peppermint extract.
step 4: Divide dough in half and place in separate bowls. Tint half of dough with red food coloring and the other half with the green food coloring.
step 5: Roll dough into balls using 1/2 teaspoon dough per ball. For each wreath shaped cookie, place six balls in a circle, alternating colors, on ungreased cookie sheets. Press together securely. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; then remove to racks. Cool completely.