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Peppermint Shortbread Cream Cheese Cookie Sandwiches

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Peppermint Shortbread would be amazing on its own - but when you add some sweet and tangy cream cheese filling to the party, you have a new creature entirely. Perfect for the holidays or a when a peppermint (or shortbread) craving strikes!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12

Peppermint Shortbread

3 sticks
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
1 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
plus extra for dusting
1 pinch
1/2 Tbsp
Peppermint Extract
2 drops
Americolor® Dusty Rose Food Coloring

Cream Cheese Filling

1/2 cup
Cream Cheese
1/4 cup
Butter , softened
2 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
489
FAT
29.8 g
PROTEIN
3.6 g
CARBS
50.1 g

Author's Notes

Makes 24-26 cookies.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Cream the Unsalted Butter (3 stick), Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 cup), Salt (1 pinch), Peppermint Extract (2 teaspoon) and Americolor® Dusty Rose Food Coloring (2 drop) together until smooth.
Step 2
Add the All-Purpose Flour (3 cup) at once and mix until combined.
Step 3
Place dough between to large pieces of parchment and roll out about 1/4-inch thick. Place in the fridge on an even surface, and chill for 30 minutes.
Step 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Step 5
Cut dough into circles using a small biscuit cutter. Place the cookie back in the fridge for another 10 minutes if they start to soften. Arrange on a cookie sheet a few inches apart.
Step 6
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet.
Step 7
In a standing mixer, cream the Cream Cheese (4 ounce) and Butter (1/4 cup) until smooth and uniform. Add in the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (2 cup) and Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon) and continue to cream for another minute. Place into a piping bag.
Step 8
Pipe the frosting onto half of the cookies and sandwich them together. Dust with powdered sugar and serve!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
489
% Daily Value*
Fat
29.8 g
38%
Saturated Fat
18.6 g
93%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
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Cholesterol
80.7 mg
27%
Carbohydrates
50.1 g
18%
Fiber
0.8 g
3%
Sugars
27.2 g
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Protein
3.6 g
7%
Sodium
30.9 mg
1%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
14.8 mg
1%
Iron
1.3 mg
7%
Potassium
46.3 mg
1%
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