Peppermint Snowball Cookies
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
The dough does not work to shape-just crumbles. Impossible to fill. I am surprised these made it past the test kitchen.
I'm glad that I found this recipe online. My mom and I used to make these every Christmas when i was a kid (in the 80s). I asked my mom for the recipe last year, but she couldn't find it. I know this is the very same recipe. It is fussy, but if you get it right, the taste is so worth it. Melt in your mouth. Peppermint surprise.
My family loves these cookies, I was so glad to see that Taste of Home had this recipe.
I love these cookies! I am a serious cookie baker and these are not a beginner's cookie. They take a bit of effort and a gentle touch. It makes a little bit of a mess, but I throw my candy canes through a food processor.....yes, you get candy cane dust, but that's ok with me. I gave the recipe 4 stars only because they are not a simple cookie to put together.
Tasteless and dry. Not worth the effort.
I read the reviews and decided to try anyway. My filling was too juicy and the dough was a bit crumbly. They tasted awesome, but looked more like Chinese dumplings than snowballs. I'm going to try them again, but modify the filling by leaving out the milk. PS. How do you crush the peppermint candies? I ended up using a hammer . . . and I thought I had gotten "soft" candies!After making this recipe a second time, I'm going to use a piping bag to squeeze the filling into the cookies. I'm hoping it makes the process less messy.
As noted by an earlier reviewer, the dough just didn't work. I added milk, but still didn't work. I just mixed the filling in with the rest of the dough and baked them that way. I wish I had added more crushed candies...so turned out okay, but not what I was hoping for.
I made these last year for the first time and they were amazing! They were a bit difficult to assemble, but worth the effort. These will remain on my holiday "must bake" list.
My family has been making these for years but we don't add peppermint, we add walnuts;-)We just add chopped walnuts to the dough and roll into balls. No filling needed;-) They are amazing! I did try making them the way the recipe says but no one liked them. Try it with nuts and I bet they would be a hit;-)
The cookie dough never got "elastic", the only thing I got was smooth & crumbly. It's virtually impossible to get the dough to re-attach when you're putting the "lid" on the filling. And lastly, I couldn't get the topping to stick or coat, it just fell off (even when they were warm).