Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

Christmastime is my favorite time of year! I love that everyone smiles a little more, there are decorations everywhere, and best of all….the taste and smell of Christmas cookies and goodies. Growing up my mom always made several baked goodies to give away to neighbors and friends. I like to do the same. Last year I made candy cane snowball cookies, peanut butter chocolate fudge. and Trisha Yearwood’s crockpot chocolate candy. I didn’t have a chance to post these last year, but they are some of my favorite holiday goody recipes so I thought I would add them now before I add my holiday treats for this year.

These candy cane snowball cookies are a classic. I love the cookie dough texture with the added crunch and flavor of peppermint. I hope you enjoy them as well. I got this recipe from THIS WEBSITE.

Prep: 15-20 minutes

Bake: 10-12 minutes


  • 3 c. powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk


In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter/egg mixture and beat until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed candy canes.  (I crushed the candy canes by putting them in a ziploc bag and using a rolling pin). Roll the dough into small teaspoon size balls. Lastly, roll balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.

While the cookies are baking you can make the glaze. Stir together the remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes immediately.

Happy Holiday Eating 🙂


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