Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peppermint Snowballs

These sounded great! Shortbread type cookie on the outside, cream cheesey peppermint filling on the inside. And they tasted great, there was no denying that. But they were such a pain to make, that I don't think I'll make them again.

Peppermint Snowballs

1 c softened butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c ground nuts, optional

2 Tbsp cream cheese
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
3 Tbsp crushed peppermint candies

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in nuts, if desired. Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, milk, and candy in a small bowl. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Flatten and add a half teaspoon of filling. Reshape ball around filling. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-14 min, or until firm.

The filling was delicious!

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