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Purely Peppermint Shortbread #ChristmasCookies #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adams Extract and Spice, a sponsor of #ChristmasCookiesWeek.
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Prizes + Giveaway
Here we are at day three of a fantastic event helmed by Ellen of Family Around the Table with help from Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. These talented ladies are tireless and inspiring. They not only wrangled all of us foodie bloggers, but they lined up some amazing event sponsors who donated to us for recipe creation and also for prizes.

Go to my kick-off post to read about the prize packages and to enter the giveaway. Or you may enter at the bottom of this post. You won't want to miss out. Seriously. Your holiday baking will be kicked up more than a few notches.

The Rest of the Cookie Tray

Purely Peppermint Shortbread

So, not only did Ellen wrangle all of the food bloggers, but she lined up some fantastic sponsors who shipped us ingredients and items for use in creating recipes for the event. So nice! These cookies used the Pure Peppermint Extract from Adams Extract and Spice. I made them for a robotics competition - actually I made three different kinds of cookies - and these disappeared first.

Ingredients
  • 10 T butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 t pure peppermint extract (prefer Adams Extract and Spice*)
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-3/4 C flour
  • granulated sugar, for rolling and sprinkling

Procedure

Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in peppermint extract and maple syrup until well combined. Beat in the egg.

Roll the dough into a long cylinder. Put the dough in plastic wrap and chill for about an hour, until the dough is firm enough to slice.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough cylinder widthwise into 1/4" slices and place, slightly apart, on the baking sheets. 

Sprinkle with sugar and and bake for 16 to 18 minutes until slightly browned. 

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Disclaimer: Thank you #ChristmasCookiesWeek sponsors: Adams Extract, Sprinkle Pop, YumGoggle and Silpat for providing the prizes free of charge. The #ChristmasCookiesWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Four (4) winners will be selected at random from entries recevied. The prize packages will be fulfilled by and sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. #ChristmasCookiesWeek bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household are not eligible enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookiesWeek posts or entry.

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