Peppermint Meltaways Meltaway Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR COOKIES, combine sugar, butter and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in large mixer bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Reduce speed to low; add flour and cornstarch.
  • Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Cover; refrigerate until firm (30 to 60 minutes).
  • Heat oven to 350°F Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • Cool completely.
  • FOR GLAZE, combine 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl.
  • Stir in food color, if desired.
  • Drizzle over cooled cookies.
  • Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.
  • (I have found it is easier to put the crushed candy in a bowl and"dip" the top of cookies in them right after I frost them).
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