Peppermint palmiers look special and festive and taste winter-mint fresh. Find out the simple trick behind their impressive presentation.
Peppermint palmier looks like it's difficult, but it's actually super simple if you know what to do. I'm Sandra Lee, and I've got such a great recipe for you today. If you love that wonderful minty winter fresh taste in a great cookie, this is what you want to do. Now, all this is right here. It's just some cream cheese with powdered sugar and a little bit of flour. To this, I'm gonna add some crème de menthe. Just a little bit of that. And I'm gonna add 1 drop of red food coloring. That's gonna turn this the most beautiful shade of pink. Then, I'm gonna add just some chopped up peppermint candies and give this a stir. Now, you wanna combine everything together, and if you wanna add just a little more food coloring to make it pinker, you certainly can. Now, you don't have to worry about writing down all these instructions because it's all at bhg.com/recipe. Now, this needs to go into the refrigerator to set up for about an hour or 2, and then, what you're gonna do is take your favorite cookie dough recipe or you can use just a store-bought packaged cookie dough, but remember to add just a little bit of extra flour to that to stiffen it up so you can roll it out. Roll it into a rectangular shape just like I've done here. And all you wanna do is just take your wonderful cream cheese peppermint filling and just spread that over your cookie dough, nice and evenly. With a ruler, I want you to take this and come right in here and make a mark at the halfway point, just like this. And then you'll know exactly where to roll. Now, it's very important that you do this on a piece of parchment paper because look at how this is gonna help you. On one side, when you roll the palmier, what you wanna do is just take this and start your rolling, just like this, to get it going. And then come in here and give this a nice pinch because you want that beautiful center, and then continue to roll this up. Now, turn this around so it's easy to do on the other side, too. Do the same thing with the other side and just start to roll that now. Pinch this under with your fingers, and then come back here with your parchment and finish it up. Parchment paper is actually a great tool to use when you wanna roll your dough. Now, see this right here? All you're gonna do is just take this and turn it around so it's easy and just pat this together , but don't worry if it cracks a little bit because it will bake up perfectly. Now, I just wanna add a little bit of water into the center here, and what that's gonna do is just adhere this dough together so when it bakes, it bakes perfectly. Then just wrap this right back in its own parchment paper and this is gonna go into the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours. And this is a great make-ahead recipe. Now, put it on to a cutting board and then I want you to take it out of here. It's nice and cold. With your knife, cut it right in half and you can see how perfect that is. With your knife, you're gonna get some of that filling on the knife. Make sure you wipe it off before you go in and make your different slices. Just give this a nice slice like that and just slice this a quarter of an inch thick. Now, I'm just gonna bake this right in the oven on a cookie sheet cover with parchment paper. It takes about 8 to 10 minutes. It's super simple to make. Peppermint palmier that are just absolutely delicious. And from everyone here at bhg.com, we wish you a happy, healthy, and sweet holiday season.
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