Peppermint Meltaways Recipe #tipit by Estela Aburto - Musely
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Peppermint Meltaways Recipe #tipit

posted in Food & Drink
12/05/2014
  • Ingredients:

    1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    ½ cup powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon peppermint extract
    1¼ cup all-purpose flour
    ½ cup cornstarch
    crushed candy canes for garnish
    Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting:
    1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
    ½ cup salted butter, softened
    1 cup sifted powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • Instructions:
    1. In a small mixing bowl combine flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
    2. In another small mixing bowl cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add peppermint extract. Slowly add the flour and cornstarch mixture to the butter and powdered sugar mixture. Combine well and refrigerate for an hour.
    3. After the dough has chilled preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into 1 to 1½ inch sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • 4. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges start to lightly turn brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
    5. To make the peppermint cream cheese frosting, cream together cream cheese and butter. Add peppermint extract and slowly add the sifted powdered sugar. Frost the cookies with the frosting and garnish with crushed peppermint candy canes.

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