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Peppermint Snowballs

These snowball cookies have a surprise peppermint filling in the center. —Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add vanilla. Stir in flour; knead until mixed well. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough; shape remaining dough into 1-in. balls.
  • For filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl. Stir in sugar, candy and food coloring; mix well. Make a deep well in the center of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling. Use reserved dough to cover filling. Reshape if necessary into smooth balls.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes. Combine topping ingredients; roll cookies in mixture while still warm. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 76 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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