Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Peppermint Melt Aways Cookies

Peppermint Melt Aways
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
Glaze
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TB Butter, softened
  • 1-2 TB milk
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 drops red food color, if desired
  • Candy canes or hard peppermint candy, crushed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon peppermint extract. Beat until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl. Add flour and cornstarch; beat on low until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 60 minutes.
  2. Shape rounded tbs of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine 1½ cups powdered sugar, 2 TB butter, ¼ tsp peppermint extract and milk (enough to reach desired consistency). Mix in for coloring. Drizzle over cooled cookies and sprinkle with crushed candy.
Recipe by Lil' Luna at http://lilluna.com/peppermint­melt­aways/

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