Just in time for the holidays…Peppermint Meltaways. I’m not a big fan of peppermint, and I just devoured these cookies! OMG these are soooo good! I’m not big on dessert, but around Christmas time I can’t help myself with all the yummy treats that go around…and this is definitely one of my favorite. They literally just melt away in your mouth, like I think my mouth had an orgasm! I made two batches of these because they were so delicious and easy to make. Everything is made from scratch which I love, and is ridiculously simple. I mean I made them in less than 45 minutes holding a baby, no joke! Even if you never baked before, its impossible to mess these up, and you probably already have the ingredients in your home if you usually bake.
I’m super excited for Christmas this year because I get to go to Canada to visit my family. 🙂 Its always nice to see family around the holidays, but living in Georgia I don’t always get to see them around this time of year, so this Christmas is definitely special for me. Before I go on vacation I will be baking Christmas treats to get ready for the holidays, and of course I will upload every yummy treat I make, hoping to also get you ready for Christmas too 🙂
I actually changed the original recipe and made the cookie dough vanilla instead of peppermint. I don’t know about y’all, but for me there is a such thing as too much peppermint. I also made some minor changes to the peppermint icing to get it perfect, and I was literally licking the icing out the bowl it was so yummy!
Deliciously easy Christmas cookies that literally melt in your mouth!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 and 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
- 2 drops of red food coloring
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping creme
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup of finely crushed peppermint candy canes
- In a medium sized bowl beat butter and powdered sugar until fluffy and light, Mix in vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl whisk together flour and corn starch, then slowly beat into butter and sugar mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm to handle.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottom of cookie is light brown. Remove from oven and let cookies cool off.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add heavy whipping creme, peppermint extract, and food coloring, mix together.
- Slowly beat in powdered sugar until everything is smooth.
- Spread icing over cookies, and top with finely crushed peppermint candy canes. ( I actually put my candy canes in a blender for 2 seconds to get them really fine.)
Adapted from: tasteofhome