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From: Betty Crocker
'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mint-snowballs.

peppermint snowballs

Prep: 20 min
Start To Finish: 1 hr 35 min
Makes 32 cookies

  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Heat oven to 325°F.

  • Mix 1/4 cup crushed candies and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; reserve.

  • Mix butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup crushed candies and the vanilla in medium bowl.

  • Stir in flour and salt.

  • Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into balls.

  • Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown.

  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in reserved candy mixture.

  • Cool completely on wire rack.

  • Roll in candy mixture again.
How-To: Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candy. Place candy in a large plastic food-storage bag, and chill in the freezer. Crush candy inside of the bag by lightly pounding with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.

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