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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Sweet, peppermint flavored sugar cookies are tossed in powdered sugar for a fluffy coating that makes them fun Winter treats that resemble everyone's favorite snowball.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 2 sticks 1 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup + 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar divided
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • red or pink food dye


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and 2/3 cup confectioners sugar until smooth. Add flour, salt, and peppermint extract and beat just until combined. Add food coloring until dough is the desired color.  
  • Cover bowl in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop 1-tbsp. balls of dough and roll into uniform balls. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes, until bottoms are slightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar in a large Ziploc bag. Add a few cookies to the bag and shake to coat. Return to the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining cookies. Repeat this step again and let cookies cool completely. Once cooled, dust with a little more confectioners sugar and serve.