Friday, 7 December 2012

Sharing the Holiday Sweets - Christmas Minty Meltaways by Stephanie Burkhart

Lindsay, I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday recipes on the blog. I love a good "minty" candy for the holidays, so I thought I'd share my Minty Meltaways with you.

 Enjoy! Smiles Steph

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 COOKIES
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter,
softened 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract

 GLAZE 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1-2 tbsp fat free milk red food coloring

 1. To make cookies place oven racks in upper and lower thirds ot the oven and preheat to 350.

 2. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt in a bowl. With an electric mixer on med speed, beat butter until creaming, about 1 min. Add confectioners sugar and peppermint extract, beat 4 mins.  Reduce speed to low. Add flour mix, beating just until blended.

 3. form dough by tablespoonsfuls into 1 inch balls. Place balls on 2 large ungreased baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake until tops are firm 8-10 mins Let cookies cool on baking sheets 3 mins transfer to racks and let cool completely.

 4. To make the glaze, whisk confectioners sugar, 1 tbsp milk, and food coloring until smooth. Drizzle glaze evenly over cookies. Let stand until glaze sets about 30 mins. Cover and store at room temp up to 1 week.

 1 cookie: 119 calories. 3 points on the Weight Watchers Points Plus system.

 Did you know?

 The candy cane was created in Wooster, PA in 1947.

 Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 Dispatcher for LAPD. She loves all kinds of candy canes. Her Christmas story, "Christmas in  Bayeux" is available for 99 cents on Amazon, Smashwords, Sony, and Barnes and Noble.
Christmas in Bayeux: 99 cent contemporary romance.

 Blurb: Aiden travels to Bayeux, France to meet an old friend, Noel. Can she help heal his wounded heart?

 Opening Line: A light dusting of snow covered the Renault's window.

 4, 5 Star Amazon Reviews: This was just a wonderful and heart warming read. - Markee Anderson

 BUY LINK: http://amzn.com/B005BTLSI8

6 comments:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Thanks so much, Steph! This looks a delicious recipe and I know your 'Christmas in Bayeux' is a delicious read!

StephB said...

Thanks for having me, Lindsay. It's always nice to pop in and visit. If anyone has any recipes to share, I'd love to hear them.

Smiles
Steph

L McMaken said...

Ohh, the recipes sounds almost as good as your book! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas.

Maggie Toussaint said...

sounds yummy, Steph!

Marianne Stephens said...

As soon as I saw the word "mint" I knew I was hooked...love all things minty!
Good luck with your books!

StephB said...

I love a good mint. York peppermint patties are one of my favorites. I love the Andes with the chocolate and mint. Sigh...

Smiles
Steph