Peppermint Snowballs recipe (Cookie)

Ingredients

Yield: 48 cookies

For the filling:
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
1   drop red food coloring
For the dough:
1 cup butter, softened
½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cups sifted all-purpose flour
For the topping:
¼ cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Posted by Joan2007 on Feb 29, 2008
   

Instructions

For the filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl. Stir in sugar, candy and food coloring; mix well. Set aside.

For the dough, preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy; add vanilla. Stir in flour; knead until well mixed. Set aside ½ cup of dough; shape remaining dough into 1-inch balls. Make a deep well in the center of each ball with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill with ¼ teaspoon filling. Use reserved dough to cover filling by placing a small flat disc of dough over the hole. Reshape if necessary into smooth balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake about 12 minutes.

Make the topping by combining the powdered sugar with the crushed candy. Roll warm (not hot) cookies in the topping mixture. Set on wire racks to cool completely.

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