*Yields approximately 15 cookies
What you will need:
For the cookies:
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
For Peppermint Buttercream:
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
4-5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Or mint flavoring)
What you will do:
In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter until creamy, around 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla continue to beat until powdered sugar is incorporated and creamy.
In a separate small mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and beat until combined.
Shape dough into a ball and place in fridge for 1 hour.
*this dough can be fairly crumbly, don't be alarmed.
While dough chills, mix up the buttercream.
In a small mixing bowl, and with a hand mixer, beat butter until fluffy, add the powdered sugar and beat again. Drop in the peppermint essential oil and beat until fluffy, around a minute.
Preheat oven 350f.
Remove dough from fridge and shape dough into golf ball sized balls and place on cookie sheet.
Spray cookie stamps with baking spray and gently but firmly press down onto each ball of cookie dough. You may need to spray the cookie stamps with the baking spray a couple more times between each use, sometimes less, just depends on how cold your dough is.
Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes.
Remove cookies from pan and allow to cool completely on cooling rack.
To frost the cookies, simply transfer your frosting to a Ziplock bag and snip off the end and decorate your cookies!
REVIEW of Geo Cookie Stamps by Nordic Ware:
I love these cookie stamps. The designs are so diverse I can use them any time of the year, and decorate with sugar, frosting, or glaze depending on the season, or event. I’m also so excited to start a tradition of "cookie stamping” with my daughter. My mother has a cookie Spritz gun that we used every Christmas to make the most fun cookies. She kept it in the original box, and I always had so much fun removing all the fun little pieces of it every year. I look forward to doing much the same with my kids. When the box comes out, I hope they enjoy the same sort of excitement I always did with my mom and sister.
Isn’t that what its all about anyway? All the little moments and memories that add up to a lifetime of love? I know I’m getting a little sentimental over a cookie stamp, but Nordic Ware does this so well. They make the sort of pans, and kitchenware (and cookie stamps!) that just beg to be loved, passed down, and shared.
Geo Cookie stamps are cast aluminum with wooden handles, have a 5 year warranty and made in America. You can buy them here
These cookie stamps are a great place to start a new tradition.
Natural Big Sheet Baking Pan
Isn’t it great? It’s huge, and SO perfect and SO right for this time of year, when you need cookies for every school event, party and cookie exchange. It lets you get your baking done at max capacity. I love that. A small thing, but a big thing. One less batch of cookies to wait on at 9:30pm on a Tuesday night, when you remember you signed up to bring cookies for your son’s Turkey Trot the next day.
What? Did you say 'store bought'? Surely not.
It goes without saying, but I better say it anyway, that it bakes everything so evenly, and well. Yes, well.
The Natural Big Sheet Baking Pan is aluminum and has a lifetime warranty. You can buy this handy dandy baking sheet here.