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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.
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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

Cookies:
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?
Frosting:
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!

2 comments:

  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.

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  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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