I’ve already baked so many cookies and my cookie monsters have eaten them all.
Now the elves are looking for more cookies and these Peppermint Melting Moments are light and delicious with a cup of cocoa or hot tea.
Peppermint Melting Moments are the quintessential Winter Season Cookie. It’s also one of my favorites for cookie exchanges — it’s an easy recipe and the cookies put a smile on everyone’s face.
Peppermint Melting Moments
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/4 cups AP flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup chopped candy canes plus a little extra for topping the cookies
- In a medium size bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour and cornstarch and mix until well blended.
- Stir in the chopped candy canes.
- Shape into 1" balls or use a cookie scoop and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with additional chopped candy canes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
- Cool cookies on wire rack.
I remade this delicious cookie and added a peppermint glaze.
It’s easy – just chop up 1-2 candy canes. Mix up a little powdered sugar glaze, add a spoonful of the chopped candy canes and stir well until spreadable. What I liked about this glaze is that the sugar turned a candy cane pink color.
Spread the glaze on the cookies and top with a little more chopped candy canes. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
Below is a list of more holiday cookies to #fillthecookiejar this month.