The Holiday Season is here, and we’ve been cooking up a storm to bring you some amazing holiday recipes including these peppermint melt away cookies. If you aren’t familiar with what a peppermint melt away is, just think—carefully dusted minty morsels that literally melt in your mouth—sounds magical, doesn’t it?
Christmas cookies have always been an integral part of the holidays for both of our families growing up. Year after year, we would all gather around and make batches upon batches of the most delicious cookies to share with friends and family. While we never made these cookies with our families as kids, we will definitely be making these for years to come and hope you will too!
There’s something about the fresh taste of peppermint mixed with the sweetness of cookie dough that makes for the most epic cookie-eating experience ever. This may sound a bit overdramatic, but trust us, once you try these, you will understand!
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the softened butter with 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Add the peppermint extract and mix again to combine. Next, slowly add the flour, cornstarch, and salt, mixing until uniform. You may need to do this by hand with a wooden spoon.
In a separate small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the crushed peppermint candies.
Roll the dough into about 24 1-tablespoon sized balls. Transfer to the bowl with the powdered sugar mixture and rolling each ball of dough to evenly coat.
Place the balls on the lined baking sheet, spacing them about 1-inch apart, and bake until they start to turn golden brown on the bottom, about 20-25 minutes. Remove and cool until they are just easy to handle then return the cookies to the bowl with the powdered sugar mixture and toss gently to coat. Continue until you have coated every cookie.
Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 7 days.
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