Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peppermint Meltaways Christmas Cookies

The fun part of Christmas has begun - baking cookies!! Each year I like to try one or two new cookie recipes to go with our traditional cookie baking. This year I decided to try out these Peppermint Meltaways from Land-O-Lakes. I really like them they do melt in your mouth. Some people may think these are a little dry but I like this type of cookie. I wouldn't call them dry, it's just the type that it is. They are a buttery cookies with a slight hint of peppermint that melts in your mouth. 

This is the recipe that I got from the Land-O-Lakes website. The only I suggest is that you use real good butter such as Land-O-Lakes. I does make a difference to make the perfect cookie!


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Argo® Cornstarch


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons 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


Combine butter, 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).

Heat oven to 350°F. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, 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.  

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