Holiday Melting Moment Cookies

·         1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
·         1 egg yolk
·         1 cup plus 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
·         1/2 cup cornstarch
·         1/2 cup powdered sugar
·         2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
·         1/8 teaspoon salt
·         Vanilla Frosting
·         1 cup powdered sugar
·         1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons milk
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (peppermint extract is also a great substitute!)
·         2 candy canes, crushed
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.
Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
For Frosting:
In small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients except candy canes with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies; sprinkle with crushed candy canes.


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