12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Easy Candy Cane Snowballs

December 6, 2017

It’s Day 5 of the "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and today is all about kid-friendly baking! These festive little candy cane snowballs are the perfect holiday cookie to make with kids. They’ll love rolling the dough in their hands to form little balls, then coating them in powdered sugar and crushed peppermint candies. Double the batch to give as gifts or pile high on a plate for Santa and his reindeer!

Easy Candy Cane Snowballs 

1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (make them gluten free and use your favorite gf baking flour. I like King Arthur Measure for Measure flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup hard peppermint candies, crushed
Powdered sugar for rolling

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat butter, ½ cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.

Mix ¼ cup of the crushed peppermint candies in with the flour and salt and save the remaining candies.

Stir in the flour mixture.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.

Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-9 minutes or until set but not brown.

Immediately remove from the cookie sheet and roll in powdered sugar.
 
Wait 10 minutes then roll in the remaining candy; reroll if desired.

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Countdown!

Day 1: Speculoos: Traditional Belgian Spiced Cookies

Speculoos

Day 2: 3 Festive Chocolate Bark Recipes You'll Want To Make This Holiday Season

Chocolate Bark recipes

Day 3: A Christmas Macarons Recipe

Christmas macarons

Day 4: Authentic Italian Biscotti

authentic italian biscotti
 

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