Chocolate Peppermint Snowballs {Secret Recipe Club)

As soon as I saw the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Snowball cookies I knew that was the recipe I was going to make this month.  Oh sure, Our Eating Habits (my Secret Recipe Club assignment for November) had an amazing looking recipe for Pumpkin Shortbread Bars that was calling my name.  And her Caramel Apple Crisp?  Heavenly!  But I have a thing for Snowball Cookies.  I have a favorite recipe I make every Christmas (but I’ve always called them Russian Tea Cakes).  Then I made some Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies and ate every single one.  So chocolate and peppermint in one of these amazing (and totally addicting) cookies?  Yes, please.

Chocolate Peppermint Snowballs
* 1 cup butter
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 1/4 cup flour
* 1 cup mini chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for the outside of the cookies)
* 1/4 cup finely crushed candy canes
I’m not a huge fan of candy canes so I used these in place of the candy canes.  YUM!

And chopped them up.

Beat together butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in salt, vanilla and flour until the dough comes together.  Stir in chocolate chips and candy canes.
Make 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 14 minutes.  You don’t want to over cook them.
Remove from the oven and roll in powdered sugar.  Let cool and then re-roll in powdered sugar again.  Yes, twice.  It makes a difference!
They were delicious!  Buttery and light and the flavor was wonderful with the Andes Peppermints in them!  One I will definitely make again!
Can you see the chunks of Andes mints in there?  Oh mama!  They were good!

 

Yes, please.

 

If you missed my other Secret Recipe posts here they are:
 
 
 Ummm, can you say sweet tooth?  =o)
 
Here are the other recipes for today’s reveal.  Amazing!
 
 
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Comments

  1. mmmm love me anything covered in powdered sugar 🙂

  2. Delicious! These peppermint snowballs look so fun and festive!

  3. Great pick, especially this time of year!

  4. oh they look good, and I need those mints, we don’t have those here BOOOO!

  5. My kids love mint, I know they would love these. Your pictures are incredible!

  6. Those look really delicious and beautiful!!

  7. What a cleaver adaptation to a very traditional cookie! Bet it was tasty!!!

  8. Pinning this recipe. Thank you. I’m looking forward to trying it.

  9. Oh boy, these do look good! For some reason I don’t usually go for mint desserts but I know my hubby would love them.

  10. These look amazing. I’ve always wanted to try these, finally I have a recipe for it 🙂

  11. you had me at chocolate. and peppermint.

    i made mint chocolate andes cookies last year for the great food blogger cookie swap – love them!!

    happy src reveal to you my friend from a fellow group c member. xo, kristy

  12. Love these! I am featuring them at My Weekly Rays of Sunshine here: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/weekly-rays-of-sunshine-5-and-family-favorite-holiday-sides/

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