These delicate little cookies are so cute, and look very pretty on a Christmas cookie platter.
They are light and airy, and as their title suggests – they melt in your mouth.
I thought they would be a nice change to all the richer cookies I’ve been baking during the holiday season. The only problem is… these little cookies are so good, I have a hard time resisting eating just one.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3-4 drops pink food coloring
Additional powdered sugar for coating cooled cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in peppermint extract. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; mix well.
Add food coloring to the dough, until you get the shade you want.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Gently roll cooled cookies in powdered sugar.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.