Peppermint Meltaways

  • Author: Jenna
  • Cook Time: 9 to 11 min
  • Total Time: 9 to 11 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen 1x


This recipe for peppermint meltaway cookies looks really pretty and festive on a cookie platter and they really do melt in your mouth! Save the recipe because people will be asking you for it!



1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons 2% milk

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies


In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. In another bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in milk, extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 2 ½ dozen cookies


myWW points: Blue Points: 6; Green Points: 7;  Purple Points: 6

  • Category: Medium
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 10
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.3g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Protein: .8g

Keywords: peppermint meltaways