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Peppermint Poppers

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“My DH calls these cookies "Triple Threats" a buttery cookie filled with a mellow mint cream and rolled in crunchy crushed peppermint candy! So GOOD!!!!!”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
42 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cookie Dough:.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Gradually add flour and pecans; mix well. Chill dough.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare filling: Blend cream cheese and milk until smooth; gradually add 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons crushed candy cane.
  5. Form rounded teaspoonfuls of chilled cookie dough into balls. Make an indentation in the top of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon peppermint filling. Press dough together to seal top and enclose filling. Arrange cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set but NOT brown.
  6. Meanwhile, mix remaining candy and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a small dish. Roll warm cookies in candy and sugar mixture. Cool, then roll cookies in candy mixture again.

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