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Peppermint Meltaways

 

 

 

Peppermint Meltaways

 

 

You know it’s time for Christmas cookies when candy canes hit the store shelves. These delectable little morsels are a perfect combination of yummy cookie topped with a peppermint icing and crushed candy canes. These yummy little treats will look perfect on your cookie tray. Enjoy the Peppermint Meltaways while you can, they certainly won’t last long!

 

 

 

 

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Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
The delicate texture of the peppermint cookies provides the perfect balance for the peppermint icing and crushed candy topping. These little morsels of peppermint goodness are going to become your new favorite Christmas cookie!
Peppermint Meltaways
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Icing:
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 drops red food coloring, if desired
  • peppermint candy canes, crushed
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Icing:
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 drops red food coloring, if desired
  • peppermint candy canes, crushed
Peppermint Meltaways
Instructions
Cookies
  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar and peppermint extract. Beat at medium speed until creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add the flour and cornstarch to the butter mixture; beat at low speed until well combined. Cover; refrigerate the dough for 30 - 60 minutes or until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
  1. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes; just until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5-10 minutes on cookie sheets; carefully transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Icing
  1. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, softened butter, and peppermint extract with enough milk to bring the icing to the desired consistency. Stir in red food color, if desired.
  2. Drizzle the icing over cooled cookies. Immediately sprinkle with the crushed candy canes.

 

 

 

Peppermint Meltaways, 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
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