Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Recipe

Cornstarch Cookie is an easy-to-make recipe.  Learn how to make Peppermint Melt Away Cookies.  
As the title says – this Peppermint Melt Away Cookie literally melts 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 Melt Away Cookie


Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Recipe
Servings: 4 dozen
Peppermint Melt Away Cookie:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
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 sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed
Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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).

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

  6. Store in an airtight container.

Peppermint Frosting Instructions:
  1. 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.

  2. 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
Because of the relatively low sugar content, people who do not normally love sweets are delighted with these.

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
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
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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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Peppermint Melt Away Cookie Recipe”

  1. Laura Kaplan

    When do you put the 4 little holes in the Baby Button cookies?


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