For the Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together and then form into 1-inch balls (I like to use a cookie scoop so they are all the same size) and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for approximately 9 minutes.
Let cool and then frost with your favorite frosting.
For the Frosting:
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, whip butter for 8 minutes on medium speed (I set my KitchenAid mixer on speed 4). Butter will become pale and creamy.
Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 6 minutes. Frosting will be very light and fluffy.
Frost each cookie, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. ( I found Candy Cane Sprinkles at World Market)