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Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"These shortbread-like cookies are complemented with a sweet candy and crushed peppermint coating. My best friend made these for me one Christmas, and they were instantly added to my 'yearly Christmas cookie' list."
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Ingredients

4 h 10 m servings 127 cals
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until creamy; stir vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually beat flour into mixture to make a smooth dough. Stir pecans into dough; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool on wire racks.
  5. Place crushed peppermints into a shallow bowl. Microwave confectioners' coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds; stir. Continue heating in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until coating is warm and smooth. Dip tops of cooled cookies in coating, then press into crushed candy. Set cookies aside to let coating set.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 127 calories; 8.7 g fat; 11.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 48 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this recipe exactly as written, but mine didn't come out looking so great. I chilled for about 5 hours, but upon scooping and rolling them for the baking sheet, they warmed slightly, and ...

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Followed the directions to the T. Not sure what happened, but as soon as they went into the oven, the spread and flattened. I thought they'd look more like a ball like the name suggests and th...

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I made this recipe exactly as written, but mine didn't come out looking so great. I chilled for about 5 hours, but upon scooping and rolling them for the baking sheet, they warmed slightly, and ...

AWESOME cookies! They are a shortbread type of cookie with the tops dipped in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. I started out making just half a batch, as I was no...

A little more work involved making these, but so worth it.

I made these today and I am very happy how they turned out...the look great and are very yummy! I will make them again.

While i try to follow exact recipe for an accurate review, i did make a couple of changes. Because i already had white chocolate chips on hand, that's what i used. I also did not add the nuts ...

Loved this!!! They came out great the only change I made was instead of chocolate coating I used confectioners sugar mixed with milk. Soooooo good.

Loved making these cookies!!! I made some w and without the peppermint on top. Some I added colored sprinkles!!! 5 star recipe!!!!!??

Followed the directions to the T. Not sure what happened, but as soon as they went into the oven, the spread and flattened. I thought they'd look more like a ball like the name suggests and th...

Made exactly as directed, except didn't have any white chocolate, so melted chocolate chips and dipped the cookies in the chocolate, then dipped them into the peppermint like the directions say....