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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mint-snowballs.



  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup crushed candies and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; reserve.
  3. Mix butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup crushed candies and the vanilla extract in medium bowl.
  4. Stir in flour and salt.
  5. Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonsful into balls.
  6. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown.
  8. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in reserved candy mixture.
  9. Cool completely on wire rack.
  10. Roll in candy mixture again.

Yield: 32 cookies
(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

How-To: Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candy. Place candy in a large plastic food-storage bag, and chill in the freezer. Crush candy inside of the bag by lightly pounding with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.

Success: We recommend using butter in this recipe for the most tender cookies.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 55 ); Total Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 4 g); Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 60 mg; Total Carbohydrate 13 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 %

Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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