Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

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"These shortbread-like cookies are complemented with a sweet candy and crushed peppermint coating. My best friend made these for me one Christmas, and they were instantly added to my 'yearly Christmas cookie' list."
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4 h 10 m servings 127 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until creamy; stir vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually beat flour into mixture to make a smooth dough. Stir pecans into dough; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool on wire racks.
  5. Place crushed peppermints into a shallow bowl. Microwave confectioners' coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds; stir. Continue heating in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until coating is warm and smooth. Dip tops of cooled cookies in coating, then press into crushed candy. Set cookies aside to let coating set.


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I made this recipe exactly as written, but mine didn't come out looking so great. I chilled for about 5 hours, but upon scooping and rolling them for the baking sheet, they warmed slightly, and ...

AWESOME cookies! They are a shortbread type of cookie with the tops dipped in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. I started out making just half a batch, as I was no...

A little more work involved making these, but so worth it.

I made these today and I am very happy how they turned out...the look great and are very yummy! I will make them again.

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