Monday, December 19, 2016

Candy Cane Cookie Bars

Candy Cane Cookie Bars
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar 

2 egg yolks
2 1/4 cups flour

Peppermint Frosting:
1/2 cup unsalted butter,
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops pink food coloring (optional) 

5 candy canes, crushed
Makes 24 bars.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Spray a 9 x 13 inc pan with nonstick spray and line bottom with parchment paper, cut to fit.

With a mixer beat together the butter, powdered sugar and salt. Add the yolks and mix well. Add the flour and mix until the dough comes together. 

Press dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes. 

Remove and cool completely on a rack.

For the frosting, combine all ingredients into the bowl of a mixer and whip until fluffy. Spread frosting evenly over the cool cookie dough and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes. 

Freeze to set he frosting for 30 minutes and then cut into bars. Remove to a platter and serve.

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