Christmas is almost here! Have y’all finished all your shopping?? Today is the start of my three-day holiday weekend, and I’ve got lots of baking and cooking planned!
Before I go get started on that, though, I wanted to share the second cookies I baked last weekend. I don’t know why but I’ve been obsessed lately with the combination of chocolate and peppermint. These cookies originally had crushed peppermints in the dough, and that’s how I made them to take to my office Christmas party recently. They were so good, I knew I wanted to make a batch for us at home, but I decided to swap out the peppermint in the dough for mini chocolate chips. Very good call on that one, if I do say so myself.
Be advised that the dough is pretty crumbly. You’ll probably have to work on it a bit with your hands to form the balls. But never fear, it will come together! These are so addictive, I have not been able to keep my hands off them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
Have a wonderful Merry Christmas everyone, and I’ll see y’all after the holidays!
P.S. I apologize for only having one blurry, crappy picture to share. Don’t let my picture taking capabilities deter you from making these!
Chocolate Chip Peppermint Snowballs
- 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies (or candy canes)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
Mix crushed pepermints and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together. Set aside.
Mix together butter, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Mixture will be fairly crumbly. Using your hands, shape into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15-18 minutes until set but not browned. Remove from cookie sheet onto a wire cooling rack. Allow to cool slightly, then roll in the crushed peppermint/powdered sugar mixture. Cool completely, then roll again in the crushed peppermint/powdered sugar mix.