Peppermint Candy Cookies
Candy mixture: In a small bowl combine both ingredients. Set aside. Three tablespoons of this mixture is used in the filling and the remainder is used to garnish the cookies.
The filling: In a bowl blend together the cream cheese, milk, a few drops of food coloring and the conf. sugar until smooth. Blend in 3 T of the candy mixture.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and for each cookie pinch off a rounded teaspoon of the dough. Form into a ball and shape around your thumb to make a little compartment in the middle. Place about 1/4 teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in the depression. Pinch the dough back together and roll it back into a ball. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling. Place the balls on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not let it brown.