Peppermint Meltaways

Earlier this week I tried making cookies. Yes, I said tried. At first, I wasn’t going to even post these cookies because I was so frustrated when I looked at them in the oven. They are called Peppermint Meltaways and it seemed that about 4 or 5 of them were doing just that in the oven. Melting. I baked them on my super big airbake with parchment paper. Why some of them “melted” and why some of them didn’t I am not sure. What I do know is that other than my melting issue, these really are good cookies. If you like peppermint.

Peppermint Meltaways

These are a delicate shortbread type cookie. If you use peppermint oil – then be sure to only use a little bit. You don’t need as much as the recipe calls for. If you make these and your cookies melt or don’t melt I would be interested in knowing! At this point in time, I am thinking it was the cookie sheet I used. I’m serving these at our work Holiday party. We will see if they disappear….or meltaway. ;o)

Peppermint Meltaways
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Ingredients
  • Cookie:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Glaze: (I halved the recipe for the glaze and had more than enough!)
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2-3 drops red food color
  • Hard peppermint candy or candy canes, crushed
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cornstarch. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (30 to 60 minutes).
  2. Heat oven to 350. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute (important!); remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
  3. For Glaze: Combine 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Stir in food color. Drizzle over cooled cookies and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.