If you want a taste of Christmas in your baking list, these Peppermint Snowball Cookies are just for you.
From the fresh butter to the peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes-these Peppermint Snowballs will asked for every year from now on.
This Christmas Cookie Hop is hosted by Kippi at Home with loads of recipes for your Christmas baking list.
Now for my delicious Christmas Peppermint Snowball Cookie Recipe…
Peppermint Snowball Cookies
1 cup unsalted, softened butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
3- 5 inch crushed candy canes or hard peppermint candy
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar-for rolling cookies in after baked
Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners’ sugar and peppermint extract. Blend in flour and salt. If dough is soft, cover and chill for at least an hour. (I found this to be the best results.)
While dough is chilling, unwrap candy canes or hard peppermint candy. Place in a sandwich bag and crush candy using a rolling pin or rubber mallet. Once the crushed candy is in powdered form and in tiny pieces, combine with the extra 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar. Set aside.
Heat oven to 400*. Shape dough by teaspoons into balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Immediately remove from baking sheet onto cooling rack. Cool for 2-3 minutes. Then roll each cookie in sugar/candy cane mixture. For an extra peppermint flavor, roll the cookies again.
Once completely cool, your cookies are ready for plating, snacking, and gift giving. I love how the flecks of candy cane really come through against the pure white confectioners’ sugar. The candy canes also add a little “crunch” to this Peppermint Snow Ball Cookie recipe.
I am excited to hear what you think about my cookie recipe. It is on my Christmas baking list, for sure!
Make it a lovely day, my friends.
Don’t miss out on these Christmas cookies, too…
This Chocolate No Bake Cookie Recipe makes a quick irresistible chocolaty treat. Sound so yummy and made by Kippi at Home.
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Christmas Magic Cookie Bars are rich, yet delicious with a buttery graham cracker crust layered with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes then topped off with red and green m&ms, baked to golden perfection, they make for the perfect holiday treat. Shared by Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
This vintage old fashioned ginger snap cookies recipe makes the most delicious spiced cookies that are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfect for Christmas cookie swaps and gift giving or any time of the year! So delicious from Rebecca at Zucchini Sisters.
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