Sunday, December 18, 2011

Candy Cane Snowballs

Today was the big cookie exchange party...what a fun time!  And I'm so full.  But it was worth it.

I really enjoyed these peppermint-y cookies.  Very tender and delicious with just a little crunch of crushed up candy canes.  

Here is the recipe found at Cooking During Stolen Moments.

  • 3 c. powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 2 t. vanilla (or if you’d prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, you can replace 1 t. of vanilla with a teaspoon of peppermint extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to mixing bowl, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Stir 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes in by hand.
3. Roll dough into small balls using just under a teaspoon of dough. Rolls balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
4. While cookies bake, stir together remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes immediately.


  1. No one will let me bake here! SNIFFLE!

  2. These look melt-in-your mouth delicious! Merry Christmas! xoxo

  3. These are cute! I love the name!

  4. These would be a hit at any party! I love how pretty they look, and I'm certain I'd love how delicious they taste! Thank you for sharing them with me!