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Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Recipe

Soft and butter-y Peppermint Meltaways are a delicious holiday cookie topped with a peppermint glaze and crushed candy canes!
Prep Time1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48
Author: Lil' Luna




  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops food coloring red, if deisred
  • candy canes or 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.


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg