Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Recipe

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 74 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch


  • 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


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 2.7%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.