Over Christmas vacation while DD Megan was here she made some delicious new cookies for us using this recipe.
We all really liked them and when I found a bag of Candy Cane Kisses on clearance this past week I snatched them up and made the cookies again. These cookies contain peppermint extract in the dough and then are topped with a peppermint kiss candy. I think they would also be good with some of the Andes mint bits that are available or with a piece of Andes Mint on top. For those of you who are from this area I found that Deal Mart on Orchard Park has a lot of these candies in stock now.
I have always loved peppermint. I attribute this to the fact that it is one of the first things that I ever tasted. I was a premature baby. My estimated date of arrival was mid August and I was born on July 4th. As the legend was told to me my dad dropped my mother at the hospital and then left to go help a neighbor fight a barn fire. He returned to find he had a daughter. When they took me home my poor mother was instructed to feed me every hour. She fed me a formula (common during that era) made from evaporated milk, Karo syrup, and water. Unfortunately I spit up a great deal. The doctor suggested that she feed me peppermint water (peppermint extract mixed with water) in a tiny silver spoon. Apparently it helped somewhat. I still have the spoon and I still love peppermint all these many years later.
Whether you love peppermint to the extent I do or not, I would encourage you to try these cookies sometime when you want an attractive and delicious cookie.
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