Friday, December 11, 2009

Darlene's Christmas Cookie Recipe Party Week 2


Darlene at Our Creative Life is hosting a Christmas Cookie Recipe party. Click here to get all the details!

Peppermint Meltaways



1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
FROSTING:
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

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. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and no longer than an hour. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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

2 comments:

  1. Those look & sound yummy!!

    Have a great Saturday,
    Nicole

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  2. yum! we are going to try these. thanks for sharing your recipe.

    janice

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