Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ¼ cups butter
<br>- ¾ cup sifted confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
<br>- 3 drops red food coloring
<br>- 2 drops green food coloring
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
<br>step 2: Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating well.
<br>step 3: Add flour, and mix well.  Stir in peppermint extract.
<br>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.
<br>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.
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Ingredients
- 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

Directions
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.

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