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Peppermint Meltaways December 14, 2009

Filed under: cookies — stacielk @ 12:22 pm
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The first time I made meltaways, I fell in love with them.  I think it’s because of they way they just melt in your mouth as you eat them.  When I saw this recipe on Taste of Home, I immediately went through the ingredient list to see if I had everything in the house to make them, and sure enough I did!  They are a bit time consuming, maybe a half hour more than your normal chocolate chip cookie, mainly because of the frosting, but they were very easy to make and turned out great! 

Peppermint Meltaways

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

Frosting:

2 Tbsp butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1/2 cup Andes mint chips

In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in extract.  Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Shape into 1 inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy.  Add the confectioners’ sugar and milk; beat until smooth.  Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies.  Store in an airtight container. 

Recipe adopted from Taste of Home

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One Response to “Peppermint Meltaways”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    These were so good…we almost finished them on the way home from church! Thanks for sharing:)


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