Peppermint Crescent Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Hard peppermint candies, crushed
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until
creamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon peppermint
extract, and salt, beating well. Gradually add flour, beating until
Divide dough into 3 portions; divide each portion into 12 pieces. Roll
each piece into a 2-inch log, curving ends to form a crescent. Place
crescents 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 325° for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5
minutes. Carefully roll warm cookies in sifted powdered sugar. Cool
completely on wire racks.
Stir together milk, remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, and remaining 1/4
teaspoon extract until smooth. Drizzle cookies with icing, and sprinkle
with crushed candies, gently pressing. Store in airtight containers.