I bake dozens of different kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe when I had leftover candy canes I wanted to use up. The snowballs are dipped in a white candy coating, then into crushed peppermint candy.
With peanut butter, oats and five kinds of chips, these cookies make a hearty snack that appeals to kids of all ages. I sometimes double the recipe to share with friends and neighbors. —Sharon Hedstrom, Minnetonka, Minnesota
"I'm a busy schoolteacher and pastor's wife who always looks for shortcuts," relates Kristi Tackett of Banner, Kentucky. "I wouldn't dare show my face at a church dinner or bake sale without these tempting peanut butter treats. They're quick and easy to make and always a hit."
Meet the Cook: These cookies take some time, effort and equipment - but, believe me, they are well worth it! My husband and I (we have two grown children) used to operate an Italian-American restaurant, and this recipe goes back generations.—Gloria Cracchiolo, Newburgh, New York
Dotted with cranberries, orange peel and vanilla chips, these cookies are so colorful and fun to eat. They look lovely on a dessert tray and would be a great addition to your Christmas cookie lineup.
-Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
The kitchen smells so good when Mom is baking these yummy cookies, which we like to make with sorghum. They're chewy and tender, with a sugary coating. It's hard to eat just one!