Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

  • 1 Hour 5 Minutes Prep2 Hours 20 Minutes Total
  • 32 Servings
  • 110 Calories per Serving
'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mint-snowballs.

Ingredient List

  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. 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.


  • Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candy. Place candy in a large plastic food-storage bag, and chill in the freezer. Crush candy inside of the bag by lightly pounding with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.
  • We recommend using butter in this recipe for the most tender cookies.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%, Vitamin D 0%, Folic Acid 2%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 110 , Calories from Fat 55 , Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 60 mg, Potassium 10 mg, Total Carbohydrate 13 g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 1 g, Fruit 1 , Fat 1