Sunday, November 15, 2009

Peppermint meltaways

These were in my taste of home holiday cookie book.They look so yummy !

1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tbls softened butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tbls milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops red food coloring (optional)
1/2 cup crushed candy canes

In a small bowl cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the peppermint extract. Combine flour and cornstarch gradually add to creamed mixture. mix well
Shape into 1 inch balls place 2 in apart on ungreased baking sheets. bake at 350 for 10-12 mins. remove to wire racks to cool
In a small bowl beat buter until fluffy add the powdered sugar,milk and mint extract and food coloring if desired.beat until smooth spread over cooled cookies and sprinkle with crushed candies.

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