Peppermint Melt Away Cookies Recipe - Cornstarch Cookie Recipe

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As the title says, These Peppermint Melt Away Cookies literally melt in your mouth! This peppermint version of the famous Melt Away Cookies makes a beautiful Christmas cookie and will definitely make your cookie platter look very festive! These cookies are very similar to my High Tea Lemon Cookies.

Peppermint Meltaways Cookies

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Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cookie, Christmas Cookie
Yields: 4 dozen
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min


1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
Peppermint Frosting (see recipe below)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl at low speed, beat butter until creamy looking. Add powdered sugar; mix until light and fluffy. Add peppermint extract; beat well. Add flour and cornstarch into butter mixture and mix well until well combined. NOTE: At first the dough will look dry - but don't worry, as the dough slowly comes together as you mix it and the butter melts into the dry ingredients.

Do not refrigerate this dough, as the butter will harden and make the dough unmanageable for rolling to a ball.

Using your hands, roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from oven, carefully remove from baking sheet, and cool on wire cooling racks (when warm the cookies are delicate).

When cookies have cooled, spread Peppermint Frosting onto top of cookies. Immediately sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies over the tops.

Store in an airtight container.

Yields 4 dozen cookies.

Peppermint Frosting:

2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 or 3 drops red food coloring (optional)
2 to 3 tablespoons milk or light cream
1 1/2 cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

In a medium bowl, combine butter, peppermint extract, food coloring (if desired), and powdered sugar; stir until well mixed. NOTE: Additional milk may be needed to get the frosting thin enough.

NOTE: After making many batches of Peppermint Frosting, I now thin the frosting with additional milk or water and dip the top of the cookie into it. This technique is much faster and easier.


More Delicious Cornstarch Cookies:

Baby Button Cookies - Cornstarch Cookies
Baby Button Cookies
Because of the relatively low sugar content, people who don't normally love sweets are delighted with these.

Biscoitos de Maizena - Cornstarch Cookies
Biscoitos de Maizena Cookies
These cookies are a favorite in Brazil. They are named "Maizena" because that is the brand name of their cornstarch. Delicious anytime of the year.

Lemon Melt Away Cookies
Lemon Melt Away Cookies
As the title says, "These cookies literally melt in your mouth!" These cookies have a shortbread-like texture and taste wonderful!

High Tea Lemon Cookies
High Tea Lemon Cookies
This is an old-fashion recipe that is very rich and delicious. If you love lemon, you'll absolutely love these cookies. 

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