Peppermint Snowballs

Peppermint Snowballs – Buttery cookies rolled in a peppermint and sugar coating.

Peppermint Snowballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen

Buttery cookies rolled in a peppermint and sugar coating.


  • 1 1/4 cups crushed peppermint candies (about 45 round candies)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor finely grind peppermint candies and 1/3 cup sugar to a powdery consistency; transfer to a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, and remaining 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and extracts; beat until smooth.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in candy mixture. For best results, place 6 cookies at a time on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8 minutes; immediately roll hot cookies in candy mixture. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in an airtight container.
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