The Yummiest Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Are you a peppermint fan? Especially during the holidays?
I will take the hugs, oreos, & peppermint shakes from Chick fil A.
I consume it all.
These are a favorite at our house!

peppermint-meltaway-cookiesThese cute little cookies will literally melt in your mouth! They are so little you will continuing popping them in and before you know it, they’ll be gone!
I found this recipe from Land O Lakes awhile back and make these every year. This year they were a great addition to our neighbor plates.
holiday-meltaway-cookiesFor the cookies:
1 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tsp peppermint extract
1 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 Cup Argo cornstarch
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, powdered sugar and peppermint extract in a large sized bowl. Mix until creamy and then add in flour and cornstarch. Put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Shape into small balls, about a teaspoon size. Put on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets and then put on cooling rack.peppermint-frosting

3 Cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp butter, softened
2-4 Tbsp milk
1 Tsp peppermint extract
pink food coloring
I use a 1M Frosting Tip and think it is the perfect amount of frosting per cookie. peppermint-meltaway-cookie-recipe

*I love peppermint so I doubled what they had on their recipe and I thought it was a great flavor & wasn’t too strong*
candy-cane-cookiesMake sure you crush up some candy canes to sprinkle on top!
yummy-peppermint-cookiesThese are so yummy! The perfect dessert to compliment all the chocolate we are consuming! They are also perfect for neighbor plates & cookie parties because the batch makes so many.
holiday-peppermint-cookiesI got compliments all weekend on them, so if you need a treat for a work party, this is a great one!
Hope you are enjoying your December!


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2 responses to “The Yummiest Peppermint Meltaway Cookies”

  1. These sound fabulous!

  2. Kay says:

    Can’t wait to make these cookies.— they sounds out-of-this-world yummy!!!! Thank you Jen for sharing the recipe.

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