Easy Holiday Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Looking for the perfect holiday cookie? These Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are sure to become a Christmas favorite!
‘Tis the season for baking up something sweet. And today I have for you a delicious peppermint treat. My Peppermint Meltaway cookies are just like their name. Each bite you take, simply melts away in your mouth! It’s full of peppermint goodness and they will be gone in a matter of minutes. I’m totally speaking from experience here!
This time of year, I love to bake with peppermint. Not only are the candy canes easier to find, but that subtle hint of peppermint just takes me back sweet holiday child memories. When I was little, those candy canes were my favorite treat to get at school Christmas parties.
And if you are a candy cane lover like me, these Peppermint Meltaway cookies are going to rock your Christmas! The soft, sugar-like cookie has a touch of peppermint as well as the sweet, pink frosting. Topped with a little crushed candy cane and you’ve got three times the peppermint goodness. Is that too much? Naaaah….no such thing!
This recipe would be great to give out to family and friends. Or if you are going to a cookie exchange, these Peppermint Meltaway cookies would be a hit! I will warn you though. You may have everyone begging you for the recipe. So, just keep that in mind. 🙂
I do hope you give these sweet cookies a try! And then, let me know how much you love ’em!
And don’t forget to pin these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies so you can share the recipe!
Holiday Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
- 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
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 drop of red food coloring
- 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract.
In another bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For Frosting :
In a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in milk, extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Spread over cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container.
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I also have another peppermint cookie recipe you might love. My Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate are super yummy too!
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On the recipe not sure how much confections sugar and corn starch 1/2 cup????
Hi Erin, Oops! Typing too fast there and forgot the ‘cup’ part. Yes, 1/2 cup. I will go update the recipe. Happy Holidays! 🙂