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Peppermint Meltaways Recipe

July 2nd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. Cookies

  2. 1/2cuppowdered sugar
  3. 1cupbutter, softened
  4. 1/2teaspoonpeppermint extract
  5. 1 1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  6. 1/2cupcornstarch
  7. Glaze

  8. 1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
  9. 2tablespoonsbutter, softened
  10. 1-2tablespoonmilk
  11. 1/4teaspoonpeppermint extract
  12. 2-3dropsred food coloring
  13. hardpeppermint candiesor candy canes, crushed

DIRECTIONS

  1. FOR COOKIES, combine sugar, butter and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in large mixer bowl.
  2. Beat at medium speed until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  3. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cornstarch.
  4. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Cover; refrigerate until firm (30 to 60 minutes).
  6. Heat oven to 350°F Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  9. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. FOR GLAZE, 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.
  12. Stir in food color, if desired.
  13. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
  14. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.
  15. (I have found it is easier to put the crushed candy in a bowl and”dip” the top of cookies in them right after I frost them).

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