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!
1 1/4cupsall purpose flour
1 1/2cuppowdered sugar
2-3dropsfood coloringred, if deisred
candy canesor hard peppermint candy, crushed
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.
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.
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.
Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 8g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.