Peppermint Meltaways: The Perfect Holiday Cookie


Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

I decided to try a new cookie this year. I typically stick to the same recipes every December, but these Peppermint Meltaways were really fun and  a big hit at the Holiday party where I shared them. They are the perfect mix of soft and buttery, and don’t get me started on the  peppermint buttercream. I could eat it with a spoon on it’s own.

coastal bend mom collective: Peppermint Meltaways

To make the perfect Peppermint Meltaways you will need these Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential oil (meant for baking), OR 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil OR 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (about 4 candy canes)

Instructions for Peppermint Meltaways:

  1. In a small mixing bowl cream the softened butter with the powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the Peppermint essential oil, or extract.
  2. In a second bowl whisk the flour, corn starch and salt. Then gradually add this mixture to the creamed butter and sugar.
  3. Once combined chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  4. The last 15 min of chill time preheat your oven to 350*
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; and place 2 inches apart of baking sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.
  6. While cookies are cooling start the frosting! Beat the butter until absolutely creamy. Beat in the milk, and peppermint. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  7. Spread over the cookies to your hearts content.
  8. Finally, sprinkle the cookies with the crushed candy canes.

Coastal Bend Mom: Peppermint Meltaways

Merry Christmas!

For more Holiday recipes check out these soft gingerbread cookies from Jenn!