Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peppermint Snowballs

Peppermint Snowballs

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
5 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


3 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely crushed peppermint candy, divided
granulated sugar
2-3 tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon baking powder



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, butter or margarine, peppermint extract, vanilla and egg. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy (2-3 minutes).

  3. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt; Beat, scraping bowl often until well blended (1-2 minutes).

  4. By hand, stir in 1/2 cup candy.

  5. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.

  6. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.

  8. Cool completely.


  1. In small mixer bowl combine 1 1/2 powdered sugar and enough milk for desired glazing consistency.

  2. Drizzle cooled cookies with glaze.

  3. Immediately sprinkle with the remaining peppermint candy.



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amykrut says:

Love, Love, Love this cookie!! They are my favorites! I found that I had to add a little more flour to get them to hold their shape, but other than that, the recipe is perfect!

12/20/2012 8:24:12 PM

happyface37 says:

These were yummy but just a little dry for my taste. My kids loved them!

12/3/2012 3:44:03 PM

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