Iced Peppermint Melties

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READY IN: 1hr 2mins
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cookies
  • 12
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 12
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 14
    cups flour
  • 12
  • Glaze
  • 1 12
  • 2
    tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon milk
  • 14
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 -3
    drops red food coloring (optional, but it really makes a statement)
  • crushed hard peppermint candies or candy cane, for garnish
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and mint extract in a large bowl until light and fluffy using an electric mixer at medium speed.
  • Reduce speed to low; blend in the flour and cornstarch until well mixed. Cover; chill until firm (30-60) minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350*F. Shape dough into 1" balls; place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12-15 minytes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Let stand on sheets 1 minute; transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, butter, mint extract, and enough milk in a small bowl to achieve desired glazing consistency.
  • Stir in the food coloring, if using.
  • Drizzle in lines or swirls over the cooled cookies; immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
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