Peppermint Snowball Cookies Recipe -
Peppermint Snowball Cookies   Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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"'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mini-snowballs!"

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Original recipe makes 32 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oven to 325 . 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.
  2. Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2005

Excellent cookies for a gift! Be sure to finely crush all the peppermint candies. Unless it's very fine, the candy won't stick to the cookies as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 15, 2012

This cookie recipe is very tasty!! I enjoyed the buttery and minty flavor. It was quite time-consuming though. Grinding up the peppermints took a lot of time.


12 Ratings

Oct 30, 2002

This was great. It was a very simple recipe that turned out excellently. The peppermint taste was not overwhelming. These also freeze very well. I will permanently add this to my recipe box of Christmas favorites.

Dec 23, 2008

I liked this recipe the first time I made it, and more each time as I alter it with help from other reviewers! This year, I add peppermint extract to the mix. I also use a leveled 1/2 tbs for smaller more bit size cookies and only cook them for 9 min and they're perfect. I also tryed using my magic bullet as suggested, much better then the blender. Enjoy!

Dec 23, 2008

I didnt like them ,if i make them again ill make some ajustments. CHERI

Dec 15, 2008

These were a hit at the office! I ground the peppermint candy in the Magic Bullet, too (hint: 4 candy canes = ~1/4 cup), and the consistency was perfect. I also used red and green striped candy canes for a more festive color. I love peppermint, so I added 1/4 tsp peppermint extract with the vanilla. I tried them out at the office, but with the reviews they got, I will definately make them for the family Christmas party!

Dec 21, 2008

They were good, seemed to be missing something. Kids loved them though and very easy to make.

Dec 13, 2008

These were not that good. I have never made snowball cookies before, so maybe I didn't know what I was doing/what to expect but I make a ton of cookies every Christmas as gifts and try a few new ones every year. This one will not be made again. Crushing the peppermints into a powder was time-consuming, and the cookies themselves just taste like a butter ball with a tiny bit of peppermint in them. Not my fave.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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