Peppermint Shortbread Squares

Peppermint Shortbread Squares (from A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)


Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 candy canes, crushed and mixed with 1 tablespoon sugar

3 ounces almond bark (candy coating)


Directions:

1. Beat the butter and powdered sugar together until fluffy.


2. On low speed, add in the flour and peppermint extract.


3. On an un-greased cookie sheet, pat the dough into a square about 3/4-inch thick.  Cover and chill for 30 minutes.


4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.


5. Cut the dough into rows about 1 1/2-inch square. Separate with a knife so there is at least 1/4-inch between the cookies.  Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

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