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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

These Peppermint Snowball Cookies are everything a Christmas cookie should be! Easy, beautiful, and packed with flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peppermint, peppermint snowball cookies, snowball cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
chill 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 82kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • red or pink food coloring
  • 3/4 cup Andes peppermint baking chips
  • additional powdered sugar for coating


  • Beat butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in flour, salt, and extract just until combined.
  • Add food color a few drops at a time until desired color is achieved. Stir in peppermint baking chips.
  • Refrigerate dough, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Scoop out one tablespoon of dough at a time and form into a ball. Place on prepared sheet.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. You do not want the cookies to get more than very lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.
  • Line another large baking sheet with parchment paper and dust liberally with powdered sugar.
  • Place slightly cooled cookies on this baking sheet and dust with additional powdered sugar. Let cool completely.
  • Fill a small bowl halfway with powdered sugar. Drop cookies one at a time into the bowl and turn until coated in powdered sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


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Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg