Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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Peppermint Snowball Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies

Mint shortbread cookies dipped in white chocolate and candy canes.

Ingredients:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 and 1/2 cups flour
4 oz. white chocolate (Candiquik)
8 whole candy canes, smashed

Instructions:

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. Dough will be crumbly, but you can press it into a dough ball. Wrap the dough 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.

Melt chocolate. Dip the tops of the cookies into the chocolate and roll in crushed candy canes. Place on waxed paper to harden. Makes about 3 dozen.

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