Peppermint Melt Aways

Cookies · Desserts · Holidays · November 11, 2015

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!

SIX! SIX is the magic number of Sundays there are until Christmas. This is how we measure time in our home; by Sundays. Our kids always want to know how many more “church days” until their next awaited special day. As soon as Halloween was over, the Christmas countdown began.

Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. To me, amongst many other things, it means PEPPERMINT everything. Peppermint cocoa, Peppermint popcorn, Peppermint brownies… Add peppermint into any dessert recipe, and I promise, it’ll feel like Christmas time to you too!

I think today’s recipe for Peppermint Melt Aways is the perfect way to start off this special time of year. They’re super soft, and are full of peppermint flavor. And true to its title, they magically melt away in your mouth – just like Cotton Candy!! Try them and tell me its doesn’t feel a bit magical 🙂

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!

Just enough peppermint to make it the perfect Christmas cookie!

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!

These little guys are like cotton candy melting in your mouth! I know you’ll love them. 🙂

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Peppermint Melt Aways
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
Glaze
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TB Butter, softened
  • 1-2 TB milk
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 drops red food color, if desired
  • Candy canes or hard peppermint candy, crushed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon peppermint extract. Beat until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl. Add flour and cornstarch; beat on low until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 60 minutes.
  2. Shape rounded tbs of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine 1½ cups powdered sugar, 2 TB butter, ¼ tsp peppermint extract and milk (enough to reach desired consistency). Mix in for coloring. Drizzle over cooled cookies and sprinkle with crushed candy.

Adapted from Land O Lakes

  • DIFFICULTY: Simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 4 dozen
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: None
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: We liked these cookies just as is. They are simple and delicious.

ENJOY!

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth!

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Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

These cookies are gorgeous! And so perfect for the holidays! Pinned!
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Christina

These look great. Thank you. I’m trying to decide on what cookies to bake this year. I might have to add these.

krista @joyfulhealthyeats

Girl I want these to melt in my mouth asap! LOVE me some peppermint this time of year… ok really all year! 🙂 Gimme gimme peppermint!

[email protected] Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

I agree these cookies look perfect just as is! I thikn Santa would love to have these waiting for him on Christmas Eve!
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Lora

I need to measure the days in church days instead of weeks, then my kids will realize how close it is!! Love your peppermint melt aways!! So festive and adding to our cookie list this year. 🙂
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tanya

Only six Sundays until Christmas??!! I’m in trouble! I think I’m going to need these cookies to help me through!

Trish - Mom On Timeout

These cookies are so pretty and perfect! I can’t believe we only have SIX Sundays left before Christmas…let the fun begin!
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Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

I need to try these immediately!
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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I can’t believe there are only 6 Sunday left, that is scary!! It feels like I have plenty of time, but I don’t! I am a sucker for peppermint this tiem of year, and these cookies look perfect!
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Amanda | The Chunky Chef

Meltaways are one of my favorite cookies… and these peppermint ones look so amazing!!!
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Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

I love how festive these are, and my daughter would love them too!
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Alyssa

My first batch stayed in ball shape…by the looks of yours they shouldn’t do that! I flattened out the second batch but just wondering why they would stay in ball shape when baking? Very good cookies still 🙂

Lorraine E.R

I’ve never had meltaways before and I love peppermint! I’m gonna have to try these. I’m wondering if the soft puffed peppermint candies would be better (to my taste)for topping though but since I don’t know what the cookies taste like as is I’m hesistant to change anything first time baking.

    Lil' Luna

    Those will be ok. Since, they’re just on the glaze, they can be soft or hard. You’ll love these, since your a peppermint lover. Enjoy!

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