Peppermint Snowball Cookies Recipe

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.


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Peppermint Snowball Cookie Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Snowball Cookie Recipe
Peppermint Snowball Cookie:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
Peppermint Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons peppermint candy or candy canes, finely crushed
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
Peppermint Topping:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 6 tablespoons peppermint candy or candy canes, finely crushed
Peppermint Snowball Cookies Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, about 1-inch apart, and bake approximately 12 minutes or until set but not brown.  

  7. 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).

Peppermint Filling Instructions:
  1. 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.

  2. 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 Instructions:
  1. 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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