- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 8 ounces white candy coating, melted
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
- Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, 3-4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
- Dip tops of cookies in candy coating, allowing excess to drip off; dip in peppermint candies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Reviews for Candy Cane Snowballs
"The actual cookie is bland, however, the flavor with the white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy on top is good, but they are very crunchy. I made 1/2 of them with the candy canes on top and then I switched to the Andes Peppermint baking chips- the white chocolate ones. I had to sprinkle them on top and it was messy, but they are much better that way. If I decide to make these again, I might just melt the Andes baking chips and dip them in that."
"Best cookies ever."
"Delicious! We also did not chill the dough, it handled just fine and baked for about 15 minutes. We did find we needed more than 1/2 cup of crushed candy, but I think if we had crushed it finer it would have gone farther."
"This is a great recipe! It has become a favorite and requested each year now. This is the 3 year to make them!"
"This was really easy to make. I did not chill the dough. With all that butter, I didn't find it hard to handle as long as I rolled the balls quickly. I only baked them for about 16 minutes to get a golden brown bottom. This is a great recipe to make with kids, too. Mine had lots of fun crushing the candy canes and dipping the cookies. Will definitely make this festive treat again next year!"
"I made these for a cookie exchange. They were the first to disappear! I used the softer peppermints and they worked great."
"These little cookies are adorable."
"Great recipe! Pretty and festive!"
"I've made these cookies for several years now. They have turned out well and taste grea!"