Peppermint Candy Cookies.

Peppermint Candy Cookies.

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 eggs
2 cups flour
About 1/4 cup granulated sugar
About 1/4 cup red colored sugar


1 Heat oven to 400ºF. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt, peppermint extract and eggs with spoon. Stir in flour.

2 Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass onto dough to grease, then dip into 1/4 cup granulated sugar; press on balls until 1/4 inch thick. Spoon red sugar on cookies, using very small spoon, in spiral design to look like peppermint candies. Or place red sugar in resealable food-storage plastic bag; snip off tiny corner. Squeeze red sugar from bag onto cookies.

3 Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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