Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fantastic Little Christmas Cookie!

They're called Peppermint Snowballs...and they're delicious!

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts, optional
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 drop red food coloring, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Directions
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in nuts if desired. Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • In small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, milk, candy and food coloring if desired. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a deep indentation in the center of each.
  • Fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling. Cover with 1/4 teaspoonfuls of dough; seal and reshape into balls. Combine topping ingredients; roll balls in topping.
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Spread about a tsp of melted white chocolate on the warm cookies and dip in crushed peppermints. 

3 comments :

  1. Those look and sound soooo DELICIOUS!!!! :-)

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  2. Those were SO good! I might have to come up again tonight just to get another cookie:)! Maybe I can just drive up to "Kyle's Window"? :-)

    Love you!
    Kyle

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  3. Ohhhh. Don't those look... delicious! I haven't seen those lovely cookies for a long time. Several years I think? :o) Such...fond memories come to mind( or not if you’re me:o) !
    I love you!
    Victoria

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