Peppermint Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Peppermint Snowball Cookies are a great-tasting holiday cookie.  These Peppermint Snowball Cookies look like miniature pink snow balls.  After baking and a little cooking, these cookies are rolled in crushed peppermint candy and powdered sugar mix.  They will look very pretty on your holiday cookie plate. These elegant cookies are a compliment to any dinner party or holiday buffet table.  They have an air of class to them and make a beautiful display.

 

Peppermint Snowballs

 

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Peppermint Snowball Cookie Recipe:

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 42 minutes

Yield: cookies (depending on size)

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
Peppermint Filling (see recipe below)
Peppermint Topping (see recipe below)

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare Peppermint Filling: set aside. Prepare Peppermint Topping; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until smooth and elastic; add vanilla extract. Stir in flour; knead until well mixed. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 1 hour or until the dough is easy to handle.

When ready to roll the prepared dough into balls, remove from refrigerator. Set aside 1/2 cup of dough. Lightly flour your fingers and shape remaining dough into 1-inch balls. Make a deep well in the center of each ball with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill with 1/4 teaspoon prepared Peppermint Filling.

Use reserved dough to cover filling by placing a small flat disc of dough over the hole. Reshape or roll if necessary into smooth balls.

Place on ungreased >cookie sheets, about 1-inch apart, and bake approximately 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from oven, immediately remove from baking sheet, and roll warm (not hot) cookies in the prepared Peppermint Topping mixture. Set on wire cooling racks to cool completely. Roll in any remaining Topping mixture again (if desired).

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Peppermint Filling:

2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon milk
1/2 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar
3 tablespoons finely-crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
1 drop red food coloring (optional)

Tip for 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.

For the filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl.  Stir in powdered sugar, crushed peppermint candy, and food coloring (if desired); mix well.

 

Peppermint Topping:

1/2 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar
6 tablespoons finely-crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and crushed peppermint candy.

 

 

Source:  Peppermint Snowball Cookies are from the Betty Crocker Cookbook

 

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