Thursday, January 26, 2012

Candy Cane Yummyness

We had a tone of left over candy canes this year. We have been eating them up over the past couple of weeks, but we were not getting through them! I was beginning to wonder what we could do with these little tasty

Here is a great little recipe that I found...

Candy Cane Snowballs

3 c. powdered sugar, divided
1 1/4 c butter, softened
2 t. vanilla (or if you’d prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, you can replace 1 t. of vanilla with a teaspoon of peppermint extract)
1 egg
3 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2-3 T. milk

1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to mixing bowl, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Stir 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes in by hand.

3. Roll dough into small balls using just under a teaspoon of dough. Rolls balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.

4. While cookies bake, stir together remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes immediately.

My 5 year old son was my helper yesterday. We put all the candy canes we could find  into a baggie to break them up...which my he had a blast doing!

They tuned out really nicely and have almost disappeared, which I will take as a good!

Thanks for stopping by today,

1 comment:

  1. They were really yummy, if you are looking for a way to use up any old candy canes! lol



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