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Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies

Melt in Your Mouth Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies Recipe l

The tree is up and the kitchen is unpacked. The important things are done! Okay, so maybe I should finish unpacking our clothes and other necessities. . . We’re slowly settling into our new home for the next 6 months.

Since we’re only here short term, we’re trying to decide how much actually needs to unpacked and how much can stay packed for our next move.

While I decide what to do, I think I’ll sit and eat a couple more of these peppermint crunch snowball cookies!

Easy Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Snowball cookies make an appearance every year at our house. Their messy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness just makes the Christmas dessert table complete!

Some years we add cinnamon. Other years we substitute different nuts. This year we’re stepping it up by adding in some crushed peppermint candies and peppermint extract.

Melt In Your Mouth Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies l

Instead of chopped nuts, crushed peppermint candies give these cookies a bit of texture. Peppermint extract adds an extra boost of flavor and makes these snowball cookies even more addicting!

Serve them alongside a big mug of hot chocolate and you have a classic chocolate peppermint winter treat.

Or just snitch one every time you walk past the plate. Either way, if you usually stick to the usual snowball cookies, step it up a bit this year with this peppermint twist!

Easy Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 3/4 Cup confectioner's sugar, for rolling cookies in
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed peppermint candies, for rolling cookies in


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add in vanilla and peppermint extracts and beat until creamy.
  3. Slowly beat in flour and crushed peppermint candies. Dough will be a little stiff but will come together when pressed.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms just start to turn golden brown.
  5. Cool for 2-4 minutes (or until you can handle them) on baking sheet.
  6. Stir together confectioner's sugar and crushed peppermint candies in a small bowl.
  7. Roll cookies in sugar mixture to coat.
  8. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. If confectioner's sugar has melted into some of the cookies, give them another roll in the sugar mixture.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Melt in Your Mouth Peppermint Crunch Snowball Cookies l


Saturday 16th of November 2019

Can you add dark chocolate cocoa powder to this?

Tracy Hoffman

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

My family has made these filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling. Makes them even more melt in your mouth yummy!!!

Laura Dembowski

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

Adding peppermint to snowball cookies is genius! So perfect for the season.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Monday 15th of December 2014

You poor thing, moving is so annoying!

But really--you took something I already think of as a very Christmas=y cookie and you made them even MORE festive! The peppermint is so genius!


Saturday 13th of December 2014

I am not crazy about winter weather... but these snowballs, I can go for!

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