Candy Cane Cookies II : White Peppermint Snowballs

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Yesterday’s cookies looked like candy canes, but these taste like ’em!

candycanecookiesPrep time: 20 min | Bake time: 10 min | Total: 30 min


  • 1 package (18-ounce) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, room temperature (recommended: Pillsbury)
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies, plus more for garnishing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut the cookie dough into 8 pieces.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer, on medium speed thoroughly combine the dough pieces, peppermint extract, 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies, and ½ cup powderedsugar.
  4. Roll the dough into 1″ diameter balls. Arrange, 2 inches apart, on parchment lined cookie sheets and bake until set, about 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on cooling racks.
  5. Add ½ cup of the remaining powdered sugar to a small bowl. While the cookies are still warm, roll them in the sugar. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies and serve.

Makes 3 dozen


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