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Peppermint Puff Cookies


Peppermint Puff Cookies            

--From:  Mary Kort, Minocqua   

2/3 cup Butter Flavor Crisco

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 ½ cups unsifted all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup crushed peppermint candy canes or mints Hershey's mint kisses


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease baking sheets with Crisco.

Cream the Crisco, sugar, and brown sugar in large bowl at medium mixer speed.  Beat in the egg.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate small bowl.  Blend it into the creamed mixture and stir in crushed candy.

Shape the dough into small balls (about 1 inch across). 

Bake at 350 degrees for 11 to 12 minutes.  Place a mint Hershey's kiss on top of dough ball if desired.   Remove to cooling racks. 

Makes about 3 ½ dozen cookies.

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