Peppermint Candy Cookies
Author/Submitted by: Frugal Gourmet's Christmas
red food coloring
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until fluffy. Add the flour
and walnuts and blend to form dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1
Candy mixture: In a small bowl combine both ingredients. Set aside. Three
tablespoons of this mixture is used in the filling and the remainder is
to garnish the cookies.
The filling: In a bowl blend together the cream cheese, milk, food
and the conf. sugar until smooth. Blend in 3 T of the cnady mixture.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and for each cookie pinch off a
rounded teaspoon of the dough. Form into a ball and shape around your
to make a little compartment in the middle. Place about 1/4 teaspoon of
cream cheese filling in the depression. Pinch the dough back together and
roll it back into a ball. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and
filling. Place the balls on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated
350 oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not brown.
Remove cookies to a cooling rack. To garnish, roll the cooled cookies in
the remaining candy mixture.