Recipe of the Week: Peppermint Snowballs

Recipe of the Week: Peppermint Snowballs

Whether you're making cookie platters to hand out to friends, or you're just looking to bake some cookies with the family, this simple recipe is right for you!

If you have the time (or are just feeling extra fancy) try making your own sugar cookie dough! Otherwise, using a pre-made package is a great timesaver for the hectic holiday season.

Servings: 48

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What you'll need...

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candies
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cut sugar cookie dough into 8 pieces.
  • Combine the dough pieces, 1/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candies, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl or electric mixer.
  • Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Coat hands in flour, and roll chilled dough into 1/2-inch diameter balls.
  • Place the balls 2 inches apart on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until set. Cool cookies slightly on cooling rack. While cookies are still warm, sprinkle the tops with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candies.

One serving equals (one cookie)*: 61 calories, 2g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 42mg sodium, and 8mg calcium. 

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*Nutritional information will vary depending on cookie dough used

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