Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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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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12
Servings
122
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
64µg
7%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
4mg
N/A
Fiber
0.3g
1.3%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Folic acid
16µg
N/A
Iron
0.5mg
2.9%
Magnesium
3mg
1%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3.1%
Phosphorus
15mg
2%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
17mg
N/A
Sodium
50mg
2%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A

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