Peppermint Snowball Cookies. Is there anything better than a sweet treat covered in powdered sugar? I just don’t think there is. These are melt-in-your mouth good, with the sweetest hint of mint and white chocolate. Oh wow!
1 cup salted butter, soft at room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp peppermint extract
red food coloring
3/4 cup Ghirardelli peppermint chunks, chopped
2 cups additional powdered sugar for coating
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
Add in flour, salt, and peppermint and mix until combined.
Add in red food coloring 2 drops at a time until you reach your desired color. My cookies were more of a pink.
Stir in chopped peppermint chunks. Cover bowl and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop out 1-1 1/2 Tbsp of dough and roll in to a ball. Place on cookie sheet. I bake 12 per sheet.
Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. You don’t want your cookies to get more that just a touch of very light brown on the bottom. Let your cookies cool completely and then toss them in powdered sugar. I give my cookies two rounds in the powdered sugar because I love it. 🙂