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Peppermint Snowballs

 Peppermint Snowballs
These snowball cookies have a surprised peppermint filling in the center. —Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
24 ServingsPrep: 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 King Arthur Unbleached 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.

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Peppermint Snowballs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Combine topping ingredients; roll cookies in mixture while still
  • warm. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 151 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.