Peppermint Meltaways

Peppermint Meltaways
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Peppermint cookies that melt in your mouth! These delicate peppermint morsels look truly special on a holiday cookie platter.
45 min
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
peppermint extract
1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
cornstarch

Glaze

1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons
milk
1/4 teaspoon
peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops
red food color, if desired
Candy canes or hard peppermint candy, crushed

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and cornstarch; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (30-60 minutes).
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  3. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. 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, if desired. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
0g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I have made this cookie for Christmas the past two years. It has become a family favorite! Light, airy, flavorful, and delicate! The ladies love them! Easy to make.

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This recipe only made 20 very small cookies and the glaze was enough for 100 cookies!! I would double the cookie recipe and half the glaze recipe to have a more reasonable amount of both. The c1" balls produced 1" round cookies, nice bite sized, but very hard to glaze and put candies on, I would do a much larger cookie next time and that would probably mean 4x this recipe! Overall good taste, extremely mild peppermint flavor, so taste the dough and the glaze and adjust to your personal preference before cooking or glazing.

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These are delicious! Made them today with my daughter, they are light and flaky with just the right amount of peppermint.

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I make these every year. They have become a tradition that my kids love. I add melted chocolate on top of the glaze. You can also add red/green food coloring to the glaze to make them more festive. YUM!

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I made these last Christmas and put them with other cookies that I gave my co-workers for the holidays and they all loved them and asked if I was making them again. I will make them this year for the holidays and be sure to make extra batches. This recipe was super easy and very, very tasty -- just melt in your mouth tender mint cookies!

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I have made these cookies after finding the recipe on Pinterest. The cookies are very delicate and crumbled easliy with my first batch. I have since googled the recipe and found it here. The recipe I have didn't say anything about putting them in the fridge for 30-60 mins. I'm going to make another batch tomorrow to see if maybe that is what my problem was. Other than this, they are good and do melt in your mouth but taste better with the glaze and peppermint candy on them!

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I know these have super good reviews...but mine taste just like dough. I made them exactly like the recipe called for. I dont know what I did wrong. Maybe I will try again w/ more peppermint extract.

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I suggest you try this recipe using the flour blend and then additional tapioca flour for the cornstarch in the recipe. This cookie is a drier cookie and the cornstarch is an important ingredient. You will need to try experimenting with the recipe a bit! Please let us know if it works out for you.

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Has anyone tried making a Gluten free variation of these? I also need a good substitution for the corn starch since we have a corn allergy in our family! thanks!

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
I suggest you try this recipe using the flour blend and then additional tapioca flour for the cornstarch in the recipe. This cookie is a drier cookie and the cornstarch is an important ingredient. You will need to try experimenting with the recipe a bit! Please let us know if it works out for you.
Posted December 11, 2012

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Easy to make and so super delicious. The name says it all...these cookies melt in your mouth.

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Soooo easy to make, and YES they DO melt in your mouth...now only if I can keep my husband away from them until Christmas!!!

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I have made this cookie for the past 3 years, I replace the peppermint with Almond flavoring in both cookies and glaze / icing... oh talk about yummmmmmmmmy

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Every year I make these cookies for my family, neighbors & my kids' teachers.. Everybody always loves them & ask me for the recipe. BEST Christmas Cookies!!!!!! :)

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When I started making them 3 years ago my very first batch didnt come out right so I went along and made them again a few days later they came out perfect (relized never hurry when making em ) I make these during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas love these cookies theyre a tradiation. ( I dont use salted butter use unsalted butter first mistake was store bought butter thats a no no use LAND O LAKES )

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It has been a favorite in my family since the first time I made them. They are easy to make and look so festive for the holidays. Everyone that has tried them always ask for them year after year! A real hit!

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ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! MY FAMILY INSISTS I MAKE THEM EVERY YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Very easy and great tasting cookie.

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I love this recipe! They truly melt in your mouth!

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My family loves this recipe! We love the peppermint, but I have also tried substituting almond extract for the peppermint and used blue food color in the glaze and they came out absolutely delicious!!! Melt in your mouth goodness!!!

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I LOVE these cookies!!! They are AWESOME!!! I made them when I was a kid and still do 15 years later.

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