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It’s amazing that it is already 2010! It seems like yesterday I was in my junior year of college and bracing myself for Y2K…it makes me chuckle just remembering the hype! I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year filled with peace, love, happiness, health and deliciousness! I look forward to an amazing year filled with great recipes, photography, fun and friends!

Here is a simple recipe for you in case ya have a heaping pile of leftover candy canes…take it from me; don’t try to save that pepperminty goodness for next year, it didn’t work out so well for me and = a sticky mess. Maybe I shouldn’t have stored them in the garage with the Christmas stuff…What do you think?!? Thanks for checking out my post; have a great day and again…Happy New Year!
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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies


1 cup shortening (I am betting butter would work just fine)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (I added this because I used shortening)
2 drops pure peppermint extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (I used 3 candy canes)


1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla, butter extract and peppermint extract.

2. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in crushed candies.

3. Shape into a 15-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

4. If desired, dip the cooled cookies in melted chocolate and garnish with more crushed candy canes.

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  1. Beth says:


    I made these for the first time for my holiday cookie trays this year. They were a big hit, and definitely a new favorite. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Jamie says:


      That’s fantastic! I’m thrilled that they were such a hit. Have a great day and thank you so much for following MBA!


  2. aubrey says:

    Tried out this recipe, it was great! I used butter instead of shortening, so I skipped adding the flavoring, too. My family really enjoyed these, thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Jamie says:


      You’re very welcome! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day and happy new year!


  3. Susanna says:

    I baked these last year and they were a huge hit with everyone in and outside of the family. I’ve already received several requests (actually more like demands) to make sure these are on this year’s holiday baking agenda. Kudos to you on a great recipe!!!

    1. MBA says:

      I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!