(from AnnM917’s recipe box)
Christmas Cookie recipe; yields 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
Source: Simple & Delicious (from RecipeThing user scurtis) (from RecipeThing user Leslilu)
- 1 c butter, softened
- 1/2 c confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c cornstarch
- 2 T butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c confectioner's sugar
- 2 T milk
- 2-3 drops red food coloring, optional
- 1/2 c crushed peppermint candies
In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioner’s sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in extract.
Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape into 1 inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a small mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, extract and food coloring if desired; beat until smooth.
Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies.
Sotre in an airtight container