Peppermint Meltaway Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Enjoy a simple, but flavorful Christmas snack in the form of meltaway cookies! They are melt in your mouth cookies with a sweet peppermint frosting.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Cookies:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½cupcornstarch
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • ½tsppeppermint extract

For Frosting:

  • 2tbspsalted buttersoftened
  • 2tbsphalf and half
  • ¼tsppeppermint extract
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • ¼cuppeppermint bitsor candy canes, finely crushed


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt, then set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined.

  3. Mix in peppermint extract.

  4. With mixer set on low speed slowly, add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.

  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until nearly firm, about 1 hour.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F during the last 15 minutes of chilling.

  7. Scoop dough out 1 even tablespoon at a time then shape them into balls.

  8. Transfer the balls to a 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, spacing the cookies 2-inches apart.

  9. Bake in the oven until the cookies are set and bottoms are lightly golden brown, about 10 to 13 minutes.

  10. Let cool on baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together butter, half and half, peppermint extract and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Working with one cookie at a time, spread the frosting over the cookies.

  3. Top with crushed peppermint bits before frosting starts to set.

  4. Repeat the process with all the cookies.

  5. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1069.42kcal
  • Fat: 7.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 247.99g
  • Fiber: 3.40g
  • Sugar: 121.48g
  • Protein: 1.88g
  • Cholesterol: 19.32mg
  • Sodium: 681.26mg
  • Calcium: 72.85mg
  • Potassium: 166.26mg
  • Iron: 2.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.49mg
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