Peppermint Ammonia Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 eggs, beaten
- ⅛ cup boiling water
- 1 ½ tablespoons bakers' ammonia
- ½ teaspoon peppermint oil
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
step 2: In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream and beaten eggs. Mix the ammonia into the boiling water and stir to dissolve; stir into the butter mixture along with the peppermint oil. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter until evenly blended. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
step 3: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are golden. Cool slightly on baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.