Minty Meltaways

Minty Meltaways image Image by: Minty Meltaways image Author: Canadian Living

Melt-in-your-mouth peppermint drops are creamy and cool – a perfect treat to accompany a hot winter beverage. Lightly smashing the candy canes with a rolling pin makes a good mix of peppermint dust and chunks of red and white for a festive pop of colour.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2/3 cups cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Glaze:
  • 85 g white chocolate chopped
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (35%)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 candy canes (about 45 g )crushed

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with icing sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla and peppermint extract. Stir cornstarch with flour; stir into butter mixture. Roll by 2 tsp into balls.

Arrange, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

Make-ahead: Freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month; thaw on parchment paper– lined rimless baking sheets, about 20 minutes.

Bake on top and bottom racks in 350 F (180 C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks.

Glaze: Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with cream, stirring until smooth; remove from heat. Stir in icing sugar, peppermint extract and vanilla. Pour about 1/2 tsp glaze over each cookie. Sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp candy canes. Let stand until glaze is dry.

Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 88.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 10 mg
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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