Peppermint Meltaway Cookies Recipe

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I decided to get my Christmas cookie baking on a little early this year. I found this recipe for Peppermint Meltaway Cookies in Taste of Home magazine that I had to try!

Peppermint Meltaway cookies with candy canes

Now, y’all know I’m not much of a baker. I know, I know. I say that every time I post a dessert recipe. But really, pretty much the only things I bake are posted right here on my blog. If you look through my recipes, you’ll see that there are not that many baked goods.

I say this only to emphasize that the following recipe can easily be accomplished by anyone. You don’t have to be a skilled baker to pull off this Christmas Cookie recipe.

The other thing I LOVE about these Peppermint Meltaway cookies is that I am able to make them and dinner at the same time. Once you put together all the ingredients together for the cookie dough, the dough requires chilling for 30 minutes. So while the dough chills I made dinner. Works out perfectly and allows me to multi-task.

Peppermint Meltaway cookies

*A little note about the peppermint meltaway cookies: If you make these once you will be required to make them again…and again…and again. Yes, they are that good! Heavenly, you might say. The melt in your mouth effect will have your family, guests, and other cookie recipients begging for more.

*Health tip: We try to avoid eating artificial colors, so I used TruJoy Organic Candy Canes for this recipe. They are made without any corn syrup or artificial food coloring. And my boys love them. you can purchase them at these local grocery stores. I purchase them online at Thrive Market where I can buy them at the wholesale price.

Peppermint Meltaways Cookies

Yields 2

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies Recipe

55 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Frosting
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes


  • In a small bowl, beat the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the peppermint extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and cornstarch together. Then gradually beat the flour and cornstarch mixture into the creamed mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the dough is firm enough to handle.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º..
  • Shape Dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown.
  • Remove from the pans to wire racks to cool.
  • Frosting
  • In a bowl, beat butter until creamy.
  • Beat in the milk and peppermint extract.
  • Beat in the confectioners sugar until smooth.
  • Spread over tops of cookies and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Peppermint Meltaway cookies

Don’t those look just amazing?! I’d suggest pairing these Peppermint Meltaways with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

These Peppermint Meltaway cookies are the perfect cookies to take to a Christmas party. They are also the perfect recipe for a Christmas cookie exchange!


If you do happen to make your own Peppermint Meltaway Cookies from this recipe, make sure to stop by and let me know how they turn out!

Peppermint Meltaway cookies


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Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. This recipe looks delicious! I may not wait til next Christmas to give these a try!