Friday, December 21, 2007

White Peppermint Snowballs

I love mint and couldn't resist trying these simple and festive cookies!

1 package (18 ounce) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, room temperature
1/3 cup peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed
1 to 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Peppermint candies, crushed for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookie dough into eight pieces. In bowl of electric mixer, thoroughly combine dough pieces, crushed peppermint candies, and ½ cup of powdered sugar. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until set. Cool slightly on cooling rack. While still warm, roll cookies in the remaining ½ powdered sugar. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

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