Peppermint snowballs

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine
½ cup Confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2½ cup All purpose flour
Filling:
2 tablespoons Cream cheese
1 tablespoon Milk
½ cup Confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons Finely crushed peppermint
Candy
1 Drop red food coloring
Topping:
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
6 tablespoons Finely crushed peppermint
Candy or candy cane

In Mixing bowl cream butter and sugar, add vanilla.Stir in flour and knead until well mixed. Reserve ½ cup of dough. Shape remaining dough into 1 inch balls. For filling: combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl, stir in sugar and candy and food coloring, mix well.

Make a deep well in the center of each ball. fill with ¼ tsp.

filling, use reserved dough to cover filling. Reshape if necessary into smoothe balls. Place on ungreased baking sheetand bake at 350 F for 12 - 14 minutes. Combine topping ingredients and roll cookies in mixture while still warm. cool on wire rack.

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