Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yummy Candy Cane Snowballs!!!!!

Last year my son and I made these delicious candy cane cookies to use up the last of the candy canes from Christmas.
They must have been a hit because the minute I bought some candy canes this year he immediately started asking if would make them again. :)

This morning I got a call letting me know that the schools in our area would be closing and I had to go immediately and pick up our boys. Our area is under a big storm watch and they wanted everyone to get home before the roads became dangerous.

Having the afternoon at home with my boys I thought it would be fun to make some yummy cookies.
My little guy was my main helper but my older two had to get in on the candy cane destruction ...lol

Here they all are having their turn at breaking up the candy canes:

Here they are all finished:

They turned out really yummy, I have just finished mine and I am now sitting with a nice cup of tea :)

I hope that you have a wonderful night...
Thanks for stopping by,

Here is the recipe for these yummy cookies:

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 1/2 c. powdered 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.

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