Hilly's Holiday Cookies Recipe
Hilly is back with Holiday Cookies - inspired by nostalgic peppermint and mint treats, this recipe consists of thin mint style cookies, peppermint patty/oreo style filling, malty fudge, and a mint chocolate glaze. Perfect for your holiday table.
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Creamy Vanilla Frosting
Creamy Vanilla Frosting
Note: This is a thick, almost dough-y frosting, so you’ll roll it out like a dough rather than piping or spreading – it’s somewhere between a peppermint patty and an oreo.
-Measure all dry ingredients into bowl of your stand mixer, set on low speed to combine.
-Add shortening, corn syrup, extract, and food coloring and continue mixing on low speed until everything is fully homogenous.
-Mixture should resemble a dough and shouldn’t stick to your hands.
-If using, fold in crushed candy canes in by hand.
-Press into disc and wrap tightly in plastic. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes before using.
-Frosting can be made 2- 3 days ahead of time stored in this fashion.
-Roll out frosting:
-Remove frosting from fridge. Unwrap and dust your surface, rolling pin, and both sides of your frosting with confectioners sugar.
-Roll out frosting until ¼” thick, dusting with confectioners sugar as needed to prevent sticking.
-Using the same cutter used for your cookies, cut rounds of frosting. Then, using a smaller sized cutter (or the rounded end of a metal piping tip) cut another concentric circle out of the center of your round.
-Remove the smaller of the circles of frosting, leaving behind an “O” shaped round of frosting.
-Carefully transfer “O’s” to a sheet tray and place in fridge until ready to assemble.
-Re-roll the inner circles of frosting along with scraps until you have enough rounds for your sandwiches.
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