Peppermint Meltaways

TOTAL TIME: 40 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 2 dozen
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  • 24 chocolate teardrop candies (I like using Hershey's Kisses)
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and the butter and mix until light and fluffy. Add the peppermint extract and mix to combine. Next, slowly add the flour and salt, mixing until just combined.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the peppermint candies.

Roll the dough into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch balls. Insert 1 chocolate morsel into each ball and re-roll to ensure that the cookie dough encases the chocolate. Next, transfer to the bowl with the powdered sugar and crushed candies rolling each to coat.

Place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 1-inch apart. Bake until they start to turn golden brown on the bottom, about 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire cooling rack. Cool until they are just cool enough to handle, 5 minutes. Return the cookies to the bowl with the powdered sugar and crushed candies and toss gently until each cookie is coated.

Store in an airtight container.

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  • on December 18, 2013

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    Quite possibly the worst cookies I've ever made. Dough was crumbly with little flavor and turned to dough in your mouth. My husband didn't even like them and even felt free to tell me so.

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  • on December 16, 2013

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    OMG. I read the mixed reviews and even though I didn't think the receipe would be ok by reading it - decided to give it a shot. I followed the directions exactly, but took them out of the oven after 18 mins. It is quite possibly the worst cookie I ever made. Straight to the garbage can - I had to put one star to post this....but let me make this clear. 0 STAR REVIEW.

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  • on December 14, 2013

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    Kinda bummed. Had high hopes for this recipe. Easy enough to make but I expected the Hershey's kisses to be a bit more melted and gooey. I cut one of the cookies in half to see what was inside and the kiss looked almost over-baked instead of nicely melted.... Peppermint flavor is decent. Cookie decent though wondering why this recipe omits cornstarch when most others incorporate it? Cook time was 20 min or less, not more. I planned on making a second batch to distribute in gift baskets but am going to pass due to the lack-luster performance of the chocolate insert ~

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