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Monday, December 19, 2011

Peppermint Meltaways

Another WONDERFUL Christmas cookie. Have I mentioned that all of the cookies made in this household this year have been made by the husband. I swear, he has made one or two different recipes each day.

We were talking about what he has made and he came up with the number 27 for both of us . . 25 for him and my Chex Mix and Parmesan Cheese Spread. He was nice enough to tell me that I helped . . when it comes to decorating/icing the cookies I do help .
 ( I eat the ones that break . . . thanks Mom for this reminder . . I am a "Belly Member Cookie Maker." :-)

Here is the latest recipe. He found it on Taste of Home's website.

Peppermint Meltaways

Cookie Ingredients:
1 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
1 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Cornstarch

Frosting Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
2 tablespoons 2% Milk (we used whole milk)
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
2-3 drops Red Food Coloring
1/2 Cup Peppermint Candies, crushed

1. In a small bowl, cream Butter and Confectioners' Sugar until ll light and fluffy.

2. Beat in extract.

3. Combine Flour and Cornstarch; gradually add creamed mixture and mix well.

4. Shape into 1" balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

5. Make at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Isn't that the sweetest pink frosting you have ever seen?
1. In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy.

2. Add the Confectioners' Sugar, Milk, Extract and Food Coloring(if desired); beat until smooth.
3. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed Candies.
Enjoy yourself . . these are melt in your mouth good!


  1. MMMMMMM, those sound delicious. I've finished up my baking for this year but those will definitely go on the list for next. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I just made these and they are so pretty! Will give you a linky when I post the pics. Thanks!


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