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Watch Us Make: Peppermint Meltaways

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are a fab addition to a holiday cookie platter. (But you'll want to make them all year.)

By Nicole Doster, Digital Associate Editor

Watch Us Make: Peppermint MeltawaysA 5-star, melt-in-your mouth, less-than-10-ingredient, what-are-you-waiting-for cookie recipe.


All cookies make us happy, but these peppermint meltaways put us over the moon.

This festive recipe was submitted to the Taste of Home Test Kitchen by Denise Wheeler, and over 200 readers have given it a 5-star rating. It bursts with peppermint flavor—perfect for the holiday season, but worth having around all winter. Its refreshing minty taste makes a perfect palate cleanser to a meal of comfort food, and the super-soft texture literally melts in your mouth.

The recipe calls for mint and candy canes, but you can vary the flavor to suit any craving. Swap out the peppermint extract for vanilla or almond, and you've got a backpocket shortbread.

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