Peppermint Snowballs Recipe

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Peppermint Snowballs Recipe

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These snowball cookies have a surprised peppermint filling in the center. —Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Directions

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add vanilla. Stir in flour; knead until mixed well. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough; shape remaining dough into 1-in. balls.
For filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl. Stir in sugar, candy and food coloring; mix well. Make a deep well in the center of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling. Use reserved dough to cover filling. Reshape if necessary into smooth balls.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes. Combine topping ingredients; roll cookies in mixture while still warm. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Snowballs in Country Woman November/December 1995, p40

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 151 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add vanilla. Stir in flour; knead until mixed well. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough; shape remaining dough into 1-in. balls.
  2. For filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl. Stir in sugar, candy and food coloring; mix well. Make a deep well in the center of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling. Use reserved dough to cover filling. Reshape if necessary into smooth balls.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes. Combine topping ingredients; roll cookies in mixture while still warm. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Snowballs in Country Woman November/December 1995, p40

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