Holiday Melting Moments

Enjoy these delicious cookies topped with vanilla frosting - perfect holiday dessert to be served at your party.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 42

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1
egg yolk
1
cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cornstarch
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/8
teaspoon salt

Vanilla Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
2
candy canes, about 6 inches long, finely crushed
  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and egg yolk with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cornstarch, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the cocoa and salt. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients except candy canes with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies; sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    40mg
    40%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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