Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 2-1/2 dozen
Had excellent results and enjoyed them way more than I thought. I'm not a big fan of peppermint but the nice subtle flavor with the tender texture made me a believer. Together with their festive appearance this recipe is a keeper for Christmas baking. A few tips I can suggest: 1) let cookies cool on pan for 2 minutes before moving them to the cooling rack - this will help prevent broken cookies; 2) Finely crushed peppermint candies provide a better texture than bigger pieces; 3) Dip cookies in the crushed peppermint to get a good coverage.
I didn't like the flavor of these. The texture was good, but the peppermint was chemical tasting. Perhaps my extract wasn't good. They actually may have been better without any frosting and just a powdered sugar dusting.
I made these with the thought of calling them peppermint snowballs. I didn't want to frost them, I wanted to cover them with a mixture of the crushed peppermint candy and powdered sugar. I made the mistake of putting some of the crushed candy into the cookie dough which I shouldn't have done as this made them odd shaped as thecandy melted out of the cookies. I also chilled the dough too long and it was very hard. I did put them ina bag with powdered sugar and crushedcandy though. They are pretty and good. I think I will try them again using the recipe as written.
I have been making this recipe exactly as written since 2014. Yes, they are indeed fragile due to the cornstarch, so I end up eating plenty of broken pieces. But the finished result is tender, delicious, and beautiful. They are my favorite Christmas cookie.
Awesome recipe...I have litterly made 4 batches since yesterday! I used real salted butter....1/8 tsp Peppermint extract and 1/8 pure vanilla in cookie mix....Also the same in icing....Everything else stayed the same. I also baked at 325 for 9 mins...Perfect and soft!!!!
I used pure vanilla extract instead of peppermint. When I read the recipe I thought the peppermint candy would be enough peppermint flavor. The end result was a nice buttery meltaway cookie with a nice slightly crunchy peppermint topping. I only gave it 4 stars because of agressive peppermint flavoring.
I have been making these for several years now! I found them in a Christmas Cooking book that I found at the grocery store! And they are now a family favorite!! Excellent recipe!!
I have been making these cookies for the past two years and are now a permanent part of my Christmas cookie recipe collection. They do melt away in your mouth as the name implies. Fantastic recipe!
These cookies are fabulous!! Love them as did everyone else!! I'll be making them for Christmas as is. I'll try and make a pumpkin pie spice for Thanksgiving!
So I thought the consistency and taste were terrible at first.. my roommates hated it and it tasted heavily of flour and “chalk.” However, we stored them in the fridge over night and it completely saved them and they agreed they tasted great after that! So just make sure you chill them after baking!