Peppermint Melts

Texas Recipes

Ingredients:

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

For the frosting:

2  Tbsp. butter, softened
1-1/2  Cups confectioners’ sugar
2  Tbsp. milk
1/4  tsp. peppermint extract
2 to 3  drops red food coloring, optional
1/2  Cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions:

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-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. Makes approx. 3-1/2 dozen.

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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