Candy Cane SnowballsI bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I…
Candy Cane Snowballs
2 cups butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 8 ounces white candy coating, melted 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.
Beat in vanilla.
Gradually beat in flour.
Stir in pecans.
Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, 3-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Shape dough into 1-in.
Place 2 in.
apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
Dip tops of cookies into candy coating, allowing excess to drip off; dip into crushed candies.
Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:
- 123 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.