Candy Cane Snowballs

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  • 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, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until easy to handle.
  5. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  9. In a microwave, melt candy coating, stir until smooth.
  10. Dip the top of each cookie into the candy coating; allow excess to drip off.
  11. Dip into peppermint candy.
  12. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

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