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Soft and buttery Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are topped with a delicious light icing and trimmed with candy cane sprinkles. The perfect melt in your mouth holiday cookie.

A closeup of this festive peppermint melt-away cookie with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas

*This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

December is a month of festive fun! With that comes Christmas celebrations, and cookie exchanges with friends. It’s always a great time spent with people we love. Cooking and baking for them brings an abundance of joy throughout the season! 

It just doesn’t seem like Christmas without all things peppermint!  In celebration of Christmas Cookies Week, Adams Extract shares this delicious Peppermint Extract with me to use in my baking and I am OH SO GLAD ! It’s my favorite flavor of the season!  The extract infused these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies just splendidly! 

They are light, airy, and melt in your mouth. The icing is creamy and the peppermint gives it a brightness you won’t be able to resist! But to put it over the top – I add a little white chocolate just to add something extra specially sweet to the mix! Top it off with these beautiful crushed peppermint candies and you have a sublime cookie to celebrate the season!

Festive peppermint melt-away cookies with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles with peppermint extract and white chocolate

Here’s What you need to make Perfect Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • peppermint extract
  • all purpose flour
  • cornstarch
  • milk
  • white baking chocolate
  • candy canes or peppermint candies, crushed
A closeup of this festive peppermint melt-away cookie with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas

How to make Candy Cane Meltaway Cookies with White Chocolate Mint Icing

  1. In a bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in peppermint and mix.
  2. In another bowl combine flour and cornstarch. Slowly add in flour mixture into the creamed butter and mix until combined.
  3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until firm enough to mold.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop out dough and form 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden color. Let cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to baking rack to cool completely.

A closeup of these festive peppermint melt-away cookies with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas

White Chocolate Peppermint Icing

  1. In a small bowl, beat butter until light and creamy.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt bars of white baking chocolate according to package instructions. Usually in 30 second intervals then stir. Repeat until melted.
  3. Add in milk and peppermint extract, and melted white chocolate into the creamed butter and and mix until combined. Slowly add in powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Ice cookies and sprinkle crushed candy cane candies on top.
A closeup of these festive peppermint melt-away cookies with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas

I hope that you will bake up a batch and share with your family and friends. I would love to see the pictures of what you bake up! 

 

A closeup of this festive peppermint melt-away cookie with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas

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A closeup of this festive peppermint melt-away cookie with white chocolate icing and candy cane sprinkles for the holidays and Christmas
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Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 56 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Nikki Lee
Soft and buttery Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are topped with a delicious light icing and trimmed with candy canes sprinkles. The perfect melt in your mouth holiday cookie.
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Ingredients 

Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch

Peppermint Icing

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • candy canes or peppermint candies, crushed

Instructions

Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Dough

  • In a bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in peppermint and mix.
  • In another bowl combine flour and cornstarch. Slowly add in flour mixture into the creamed butter and mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until firm enough to mold.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out dough and form 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden color. Let cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to baking rack to cool completely.

White Chocolate Peppermint Icing

  • In a small bowl, beat butter until light and creamy.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt bars of white baking chocolate according to package instructions. Usually in 30 second intervals then stir. Repeat until melted.
  • Add in milk and peppermint extract, and melted white chocolate into the creamed butter and and mix until combined. Slowly add in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Ice cookies and sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 156kcal (8%) Carbohydrates: 16g (5%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0.4g Cholesterol: 25mg (8%) Sodium: 76mg (3%) Potassium: 18mg (1%) Fiber: 0.2g (1%) Sugar: 10g (11%) Vitamin A: 286IU (6%) Vitamin C: 0.01mg Calcium: 11mg (1%) Iron: 0.3mg (2%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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8 Comments

    1. I have not tried freezing them yet. They are a pretty delicate cookie so I don’t recommend it. You can freeze the dough in a ball or make up the cookies balls ahead of time and freeze for up to 3 months. Let dough thaw in refrigerator overnight before baking.

  1. Does the frosting “set” enough that the cookies can be packed in a tin for gift giving without smearing, or does it stay “tacky”?

    1. It sets up softly, but not really tacky. I store them in an airtight container with a piece of wax or parchment paper in between.