Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Peppermint Meltaways

This is my new Christmas favorite- I found it in a magazine!!

Cookie:
Cream together until light and fluffy:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Beat in:
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

Gradually add and mix well:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch

Shape dough into 1 inch balls (dough will feel a bit sticky). Place on ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart (or they run into each other as they cook).

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks and cool completely before icing.

Frosting:
2 tbs. butter softened
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tbs milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
2-3 drops red food coloring

Mix together and spread over cooled cookies

Sprinkle cookies with crushed peppermint candies

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen

2 comments:

prRiggs said...

If these are the cookies you made for YW's, they are divine.

Crystalin said...

Yaaaaaaaay! Thank you thank you thank you!