Peppermint Snowballs

Peppermint Snowballs


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hard peppermint candies, crushed
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter, ½ C powdered sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.Mix ¼ C of the crushed peppermint candies in with the flour and salt,& save the remaining candies. Stir in the flour mixture.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8-9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from the cookie sheet; roll in powdered sugar. Wait 10 minutes then roll in the remaining candy. Reroll if desired.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY


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