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Mint Snowballs


  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
  • 2 cups all -purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pink icing
  • Green icing
  • Coconut


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening, butter, and extract thoroughly. Measure flour WITHOUT sifting into wax paper. Add salt and blend well.
  3. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  4. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Cool on rack.
  6. Dip tops into pink and/or green icing, then into coconut.

Yields 4 to 4 1/2 dozen.

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