Peppermint Snowball Cookies

'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mint-snowballs.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1/4
cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. Mix 1/4 cup crushed candies and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; reserve. Mix butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup crushed candies and the vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt.
  • 2 Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in reserved candy mixture. Cool completely on wire rack. Roll in candy mixture again.

Expert Tips

Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candy. Place candy in a large plastic food-storage bag, and chill in the freezer. Crush candy inside of the bag by lightly pounding with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.

We recommend using butter in this recipe for the most tender cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
60 mg
60 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.