12 Treats of Christmas #6 - Pat's Candy Cane Snowballs

Pat Brase of Cape Girardeau, MO
Pat Brase of Cape Girardeau, MO

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Pat Brase of Cape Girardeau rings in the halfway point in the 12 Treats of Christmas at #6 with her Candy Cane Snowballs. These tiny tea cookies have a Christmas zing when topped with crushed peppermint dust.


  • 2 cups Butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans
  • 8 ounces white candy coating
  • 1/3 – ½ cup crushed Peppermint Candy


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar together. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour and stir in pecans.

Refrigerate mixture for 3 – 4 hours until it becomes easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll dough into one-inch balls and place two-inches apart on a ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 18 – 20 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool.

Dip the top of each cookie into the melted white candy coating, and then immediately into the crushed peppermint.

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