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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

'Tis the season for cookie making. Get in the spirit with these festive peppermint cookies that look like mint-snowballs.
From: Betty Crocker
Made and :photo by :val
Prep: 20 min
Start To Finish: 1 hr 35 min
Makes 32 cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (12 candies)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal« all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Heat oven to 325║F.
Mix 1/4 cup crushed candies and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; reserve.
Mix butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup crushed candies and the vanilla in medium bowl.
Stir in flour and salt.
Shape dough by level measuring Tablespoonfuls into balls.
Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in reserved candy mixture.
Cool completely on wire rack.
Roll in candy mixture again.

How-To: Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candy. Place candy in a large plastic food-storage bag, and chill in the freezer. Crush candy inside of the bag by lightly pounding with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.

Val's Notes:
These are Tasty 'lil Christmas Bites for sure. EnJoy!!
I got this Snowman Cookie jar at a garage sale from one of the photographers in town, just couldn't pass him uP He's So Cute. So when I found the Snowball Cookies, I just Knew they were ment for each other. Our DS made the green plate and a red one too that I use either for Christmas Goodies or Angel decorations.
Recipe posted by Val Dec. 4, 2010 and :val

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