Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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three small cookies dipped in white chocolate with candy canes sprinkled on top with milk and more cookies in the background

Hi there baking friends. Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life with you today. Can anyone else believe that Christmas is only a few days away? I need to get on the ball and finish up some stocking stuffers and get the cards in the mail. I have been saying that all week, but it is really time to do it now. And I need to bake more cookies…lots more cookies. Christmas can’t come until I have 10 dozen cookies on a plate:-)

three small cookies on a Christmas napkin dipped in white chocolate with candy canes sprinkled on top with milk and more cookies in the background

I was so excited when Katrina asked me to be a part of her fun Bring the Cookies month. My favorite thing to do all of December is bake cookies. So a month of all cookies sounds like so much fun to me. I just wish we could all be there in person sharing those cookies. Seriously there have been some awesome cookies shared here.

Today I wanted to share with you a cookie that I make every single year, but first a fun random fact about me…I don’t like snow. My husband calls me a snow grinch 🙂 If it only snowed on Christmas Day, I would be a happy camper. But because I live in the midwest that dream is not going to come true any time soon.

I do happen to like snowball cookies though. These cookies can be rolled in powdered sugar right out of the oven, but I am a chocoholic so I like to get chocolate into a recipe any way I can. When I make these other times of the year, I just use sprinkles on top and change out the extract. But at Christmas time these cookies get a healthy dose of crushed candy canes and peppermint flavoring. I think these are one of my all time favorite cookies to make. One bite of the mint goodness and I think you will see why!

close up shot of three cookies dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with candy canes

Thank you so much Katrina for letting me share one of my favorite holiday cookies with you. I can’t wait to “meet” all of you. I have a batch of cookies in the oven. Come on over and let’s chat

Peppermint Snowball Cookies Recipe

Fluffy cookies covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes
Servings 3 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 4 oz. white chocolate bark Candiquik
  • 8 whole candy canes smashed into chunks


  • Stir together salt and flour. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and extracts.
  • On low speed, beat in the flour mixture.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 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.
  • Melt chocolate. Dip the tops of the cookies into the chocolate and roll in crushed candy canes. Place on waxed paper to harden.

Jocelyn bakes up tasty treats for her BruCrew! I know you will love looking around over there. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her blog Inside BruCrew Life. Here are some of her recent cookie creations that you can whip up for your crew:

Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies

Gingerbread Pudding Cookies

Marshmallow Frosty Hats

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Jocelyn!

- Katrina

12 Responses to “Peppermint Snowball Cookies”

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    @SpicyPerspectiv — December 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    What a fun idea!

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    Katie — December 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    These cookies look awesome & I love Jocelyn! She always makes the most amazing sweet treats EVER!
    My recent post Rocky Road Cookies

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    Bailey Bakes — December 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I love Jocelyn! She makes the cutest, yummiest stuff. These looks so good!
    My recent post Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

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    STEVIE — December 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm


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    Erin @Dinners, Dish — December 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Can't believe Christmas is only 4 days away!! These cookies look perfect!
    My recent post Peppermint Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreo Truffles #BloggersforSandyHook

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    Sue — December 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I love the festive spin you've added to this favorite (Christmas) cookie! YUM!
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    Winelady Cooks — December 22, 2012 at 1:22 am

    These sound look even more delicious. I luv a recipe that you can change up for different holidays or celebrations.

    Happy Holiday!
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    Danijela — December 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hi, Jocelyn
    I love making peppermint mocha these days so these cookies are the perfect treat for me. Thanks for this beautiful – and simple recipe. 🙂
    My recent post 7 Awesome Christmas Coffee Serving Ideas

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    Marina — December 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Ok, I printed the recipe up right away and mixed the dough. I'm thinking it's supposed to be 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) because the dough was crumbly. I made a similar recipe the other day that were shortbread bars that called for 1 cup of butter so I melted and added some more butter. I have it chilling now. They look yummy!

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    Jocelyn — December 23, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hi, Marina. It is actually only 1/2 c. butter for this recipe. I mix in in my kitchen aid until it forms a dough. I'm not sure how it will bake up with more butter in it….let me know how it goes.
    My recent post Peppermint Kiss Popcorn Munch

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    Sarah — November 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Hi there- I can’t seem to find the baking temperature anywhere. Can you please let me know what the oven should be at? Thanks!

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      Katrina Bahl — November 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you Sarah! All fixed now. 350° F

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