Peppermint Snowball Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by coconutcream

On my to-bake list for Christmas this year. These are from Gold Medal.

Top Review by LuvsSushi

There is a BIG typo in this recipe. The amount of flour should be twice that, or the cookies will simply flatten out. If you want the actual recipe that works properly, making snow "balls", check the Betty Crocker recipe. I believe that you need to use 2 - 2 1/2 cups of flour or it won't work!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 hard round peppermint candies, finely crushed (1/4 cup)
  • 14 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened (don't use margarine)
  • 12 hard round peppermint candies, finely crushed (1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 14 cups all-purpose flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup crushed candies and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; reserve.
  3. Mix butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup crushed candies, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt.
  4. Shape dough by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set, but not brown.
  6. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and roll in reserved candy mixture.
  7. Cool completely on wire rack, then roll in candy mixture again.

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