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Peppermint Patties



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring


  1. Cream butter; add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and peppermint extract; beat well.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture.
  3. Divide dough in half. Add a few drops red food coloring to one half; refrigerate both halves until firm.
  4. Divide each portion into 2 equal portions. On floured wax paper, roll one white portion and one red portion into an 8-inch square.
  5. Invert white dough onto red dough; remove wax paper. Tightly roll dough jellyroll fashion, peeling wax paper from red dough as you roll.
  6. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Cover with wax paper; chill.
  8. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove to wire racks to cool.


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