Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peppermint Meltaways



These little goodies just melt in your mouth. Really....they are so rich and buttery. Definitely one of my favorites. In fact, I like these so much I have to give most of them away or I eat them all.


What a fun addition to a cookie tray...nothing says Christmas like candy canes!





Here is the recipe and the page I made for my scrapbook:



Be sure to check out all the other 12 weeks of Christmas goodies! Thanks to meal planning magic for hosting this blog hop.





22 comments:

Kristen said...

Those sound DELICIOUS! I have never seen these cookies with peppermint and I love the idea of it. I have bookmarked the recipe to try this year!

Rachel said...

I'm a fellow 12 Weeks baker and I just love your recipe! These look fantastic. I'm getting so many great holiday baking ideas :)

Michael Ann said...

These are so pretty and look delicious!

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

These look fantastic! I love peppermint. I can hardly wait to try these!! I'm sure I will have to give most of them away too!!

The Poet Herself said...

Peppermint is perfect for Christmas! Love your presentation of the recipe, too. Beautiful!

kita said...

I am sooo glad I am not the only one thinking of candy canes right now. These meltaways sound perfect for the holidays with a big mug of cocoa.

Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) said...

I bought candy canes on clearance last year after Christmas so I could have a ton of them to crush up and use for baking. These are perfect! I will have to try them for sure!

Beth said...

What a festive treat! You know you have a good recipe when you have to give them away to keep from eating them all yourself!

Tracy said...

These sound like a great gift to give away for Christmas. Peppermint is always a hit at Christmas time. :)

Erin said...

These look delicious! I'm pinning these for later =o)

Rebecca @ A Dash of Thyme said...

Making these now for gifts!!

Erin said...

Finally a year later I'm making these this weekend. Thanks again for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Mine keep breaking apart, is this normal?

Anonymous said...

I tried these today and they were great!! I plan on using these for this years cookie exchange at work. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same issue...they are simply crumbs. Taste great but will not stay together. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Mine just melted into a big pile of goo half way through baking :-(

DanielleD said...

Does anyone know how many cookies this recipe yields?

Anonymous said...

I made this this afternoon. Turned out very well. I chilled the dough in the fridge slightly before forming the cookie's. I made the icing over very low heat on the stove, which it didn't say to do, but seemed to bring the icing together better and make it a nicer consistency for putting on the cookies. I'll make these again.

Anonymous said...

I too got a giant pile of goo, double checked the recipe and didn't miss a step and all measurements are correct. I don't believe that there is enough flour in this recipe. I am disappointed. It was for a cookie exchange tomorrow and now I have to start over with something else.

laurie said...

Hi!

I'm not sure why some of you are having trouble with the dough...here is the link to the recipe at Taste of Home:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Peppermint-Meltaways

I just made a batch and they turned out perfect!

If its goey, maybe you melted the butter? It should just be softened. It's like a shortbread cookie, so the dough is firm, not goey at all.

Laurie

Wings of Flutter said...

Can you tell me if these freeze well? I would like to start my Christmas baking but would like to freeze them until a few days before the big day!

laurie said...

Yes these freeze well!