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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies
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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

These cookies have been a favorite of mine since childhood; I first learned to make them using the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. I’ve adapted the recipe slightly over the years but these cookies remain a holiday tradition in my home. They’re deliciously sweet and minty on their own, but I like them even better dunked into a warm mug of cocoa.

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 Cup confectioners sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 2 drops peppermint oil (or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract)
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 candy canes, crushed into powder

Directions

Put the butter, confectioners sugar, peppermint oil (or extract), and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Mix until combined using a fork or an electric mixer. Then, add the flour and mix with a rubber spatula (or electric mixer) just until a crumbly dough forms.

Squeeze the dough into small pieces and roll each piece into a 1-inch ball. If the dough seems too try to retain its shape, add a few drops of ice water and mix the dough gently with your hands to hydrate it slightly.

Place the balls on a plate, cover them with plastic wrap, and place them in the refrigerator while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the cookies 9 to 11 minutes, until they are set and the bottoms are lightly browned.

Cool them on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before moving them to a wire rack.

Mix the crushed candy canes with ½ cup of confectioners sugar. Roll the warm cookies into the peppermint sugar and allow them to continue cooling. When they have cooled completely, roll them in the peppermint sugar a second time. Store the cookies airtight at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving122
Total Fat8g12%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated5g25%
Cholesterol20mg7%
Protein1g2%
Carbs12g4%
Vitamin A64µg7%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.2mg1.2%
Vitamin K0.7µg0.9%
Calcium4mgN/A
Fiber0.3g1.3%
Folate (food)3µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)31µg8%
Folic acid16µgN/A
Iron0.5mg2.9%
Magnesium3mg1%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.6mg3.1%
Phosphorus15mg2%
Polyunsaturated0.3gN/A
Potassium17mgN/A
Sodium50mg2%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Trans0.3gN/A