Peppermint Meltaways

peppermintmeltawaytitleI declare these the best Christmas cookie ever…………

peppermintmeltaways2titleThat being said.  You should make a batch.  I couldn’t even resist a bite in the shoot because they are just too amazing.  That bite was like Christmas in my mouth.  I should have titled these cute little cookies, Christmas in your mouth! 🙂

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Let me break these little Christmas beauties down for you.  A perfect peppermint meltaway cookie.  But that isn’t the best part.  The cream cheese peppermint frosting.  I am quite surprised that any made it on top of the cookie.  But it completed the cookies perfectly.  Sprinkle with some crushed peppermint and there you have it.  Christmas all wrapped up into a phenomenal cookie!   Make these today for your family, neighbors, or even yourself.  You will not regret the experience of Christmas in your mouth!

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Peppermint Meltaways
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • crushed candy canes for garnish
  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl combine flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In another small mixing bowl cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add peppermint extract. Slowly add the flour and cornstarch mixture to the butter and powdered sugar mixture. Combine well and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. After the dough has chilled preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into 1 to 1½ inch sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges start to lightly turn brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  5. To make the peppermint cream cheese frosting, cream together cream cheese and butter. Add peppermint extract and slowly add the sifted powdered sugar. Frost the cookies with the frosting and garnish with crushed peppermint candy canes.
Notes
Recipe source Taste of Home and Our Best Bites

 

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