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Peppermint Ribbon Cookies


Step 1

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint candy flavoring; mix well. Add flour mixture, one cup at a time; mixing well after each addition.

Step 2

Remove 1/3 of dough; reserve. To remaining 2/3 dough in mixer bowl, beat in red icing color. Roll and shape dough between parchment paper into two 6 x 8 in. disks. Roll and shape untinted dough between parchment paper to a 6 x 8 in. disk. Chill all dough rectangles at least 1 hour.

Step 3

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel parchment from dough pieces. Stack dough rectangles with untinted dough rectangle between the two red pieces,lining them up as evenly as possible; gently press pieces together. Gently roll with rolling pin to seal layers; trim uneven edges with sharp knife. Cut dough lengthwise into three 2 in. wide slices; cut each column crosswise into 1/4 in. thick pieces. Arrange 2 in. apart on parchment-lined cookie pans. Chill 1/2 hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake 12-14 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown. Remove cookies to cooling grids; cool completely.

Step 5

Dip cooled cookies into melted Candy Melts; set on parchment-lined cookie pans. Chill until candy is set. Store in airtight container.