Peppermint Snowballs

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This is a great-tasting cookie and it's always very pretty on the Christmas table!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar, or as needed

  • 1 cup finely crushed peppermint candy

  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.

  2. Beat 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with the butter, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and egg in a mixing bowl at Medium speed until well blended and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to Low, and gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy using a wooden spoon.

  3. Place the white sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll a small amount of cookie dough between your hands to make 3/4 inch diameter balls. Roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until light brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and cool on racks.

  5. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, stir the remaining 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar together with the milk in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle cooled cookies with the glaze, and sprinkle immediately with the remaining crushed peppermint candy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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