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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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Category: Kids, Cookies, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • ~~ For the cookies ~~
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • ~~ For the icing ~~
  • 2 cups confectioners”™ sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 Tbsp. milk (plus more, as needed)
  • Crushed Candy Canes, for topping

 Directions

For the cookies: Preheat oven to 350. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and extracts. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture. Dough will be crumbly. Press the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and bake on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Move cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing: Place the confectioners”™ sugar in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter, vanilla, and milk to the bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in additional milk as necessary, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. Top with crushed candy canes

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