Peppermint Christmas Cookies

3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup icing sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red or green paste food coloring
2 cups all-purpose flour
32 chocolate rosettes

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, peppermint and salt until light and fluffy. Add food coloring and mix well to distribute color evenly. Stir in flour. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each cookie by pressing a chocolate in each center. Bake for 10 minutes, or until bottom starts to brown.

Servings: 32

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