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Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes




  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter (, softened)


  • 1/2 stick butter (, softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 45 tablespoons cream
  • 45 drops peppermint oil or 1/21 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Crushed peppermint candy or candy
  • Food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °
  2. Using an electric stand or hand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix until blended into a soft dough.
  3. Roll into small balls (a little smaller than a golf ball).
  4. Place onto cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until bottom edges just barely begin to turn golden brown.
  5. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for a couple minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Frosting: In medium size bowl cream butter until smooth, add powdered sugar, peppermint oil/extract and one drop of red or pink food coloring. and cream until very light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  7. Frost cooled cookie with frosting and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy, if desired.
  • Category: Cookies