I totally meant to share this cookie with you all last December, time does FLY doesn’t it??!!
* I usually prefer to chill my dough for a day or so, then bake later. This dough gets kinda hard, so if you DO chill it 1st (I still did) just note that it will be a bit harder to scoop.
Candy Cane Snowballs
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. peppermint extract
3 c. flour
1 TB. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. crushed candy cane
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
Beat together the powdered sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Add the extracts and egg and beat till well combined.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and slowly add this into the butter mix. Beat about 1 minute.
Add in the crushed candy canes and mini chocolate chips by hand. Scoop into balls, I used my cookie scoop. Bake @ 350° for 11-13 minutes. Take off pan as soon as possible, the melting candy canes get sticky and hard rather quickly on the pan. Cool on wire rack.
Yields about 40 cookies.
Recipe adapted from a recipe clipped from the Times Newspaper.