12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day 12) ~ Recipe: Peppermint Melt-A-Ways

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It’s that time of year again!  Dust off your aprons, go grab a deal on flour and sugar (they’re on sale everywhere this time of year) and preheat the oven.  We’re going to bake some cookies!

We hope you have enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas Cookie recipes!  Enjoy some baking time with your family!

Christmas Cookie Recipe Day 12:

I admit I am not a peppermint fan just as a stand-along candy, but I do love peppermint crushed and added to sweet things!  What a cute and festive cookie this makes!!!

Peppermint Melt-A-Ways

Here’s what you will need to make these minty cookies:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring
  • crushed peppermint candy

Cream butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring. Add milk one tablespoon at a time. Drizzle over cookies then sprinkle with crushed candy.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl cream butter, sugar and extract. Add flour and cornstarch and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. Shape into small balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Do not brown. Cool.

(Recipe from theroyalcook.blogspot.com .)

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