Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe was from a local Indianapolis newspaper more than 15 years ago. My mother and I have used it for cookie swaps with rave reviews. It's an excellent way to get rid of leftover Christmas candy canes!
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup peppermint candy, crushed
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
- Sift together flour, salt & soda; set aside.
- Beat together butter, and sugar until fluffy.
- Blend in egg.
- Add flour mixture& mix well.
- Stir in mints and oats.
- Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350°F.
- Mix icing ingredients.
- Allow cookies to cool and then drizzle with icing.
With a few modifications the cookies weren't all that bad. I put in less quick oats and for the icing used mint flavoring rather than the candies. I doubled the batch, however, I don't recommend. The cookies tasted bland until I put the icing on. Recipe doesn't call for milk in icing but that's what I used to a desired consistency. I probably wont make these again; however I liked the ease of making them and the oats added was a creative way to add with the peppermint taste. Tasted good only with coffee or hot chocolate.