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Swap ‘Til You Drop Peppermint Cutouts

These peppermint sugar cookies add just the right amount of festivity to any cookie swap – and they have serious social sharing potential
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 383kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Baking Sheet
  • Cookie cutters

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 4 cups flour sifted
  • cup cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Truvia Sweet Complete Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint flavor

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup Truvia Sweet Complete Confectioners Sweetener
  • tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract or almond extract
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  • Sift the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl. Give it a whisk.
  • In your standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and Sweet Complete Granulated together.
  • Add the eggs while mixing. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Pour in the flour mixture and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Put the dough in a plastic bag, flatten it together, then chill it in the refrigerator so it firms up.
  • Once the dough is chilled, place it on a rolling mat, sprinkle with flour, and roll out with a rolling pin. Move the dough around so to prevent it from sticking.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out your cookies. Take away extra scraps to re-roll for more cookies.
  • Place them on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 375F for 12 minutes.

For the icing:

  • Sift Sweet Complete Confectioners, then mix in the corn syrup and extract.
  • Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add food coloring a little at a time until you reach your desired color.

For the Assembly:

  • Pipe icing onto your cooled cookies in desired festive designs and set aside to set.

Notes

  • Make sure the eggs are at room temperature to ensure they incorporate evenly into your batter. Quickly bring them to room temperature by placing them in a large bowl and covering them with warm tap water for 5 minutes.
  • I recommend using a scale to measure your flour to avoid overpacking it, which leads to dry cookies. However, if you don’t have a scale, fluff your flour with a spoon and then spoon it into your cups before leveling it off with a knife. This method is the best way to measure flour without overpacking the measuring cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg