Monday, December 12, 2011

Peppermint Meltaways

My new OBSESSION this year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these....I could have 100 of them!!!

The recipe can be found HERE at Taste of Home.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into 1/2-1 in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, extract and food coloring if desired; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

JUST A NOTE: Make sure you make them smaller than 1" and do not smash them down too much, just a little bit. They are really crumbly if you make them too big or too flat. Also, I just crushed up my peppermints and added them to the icing. It worked great. 

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