Gluten-Free Peppermint Snowball Cookies are buttery, crisp peppermint cookies with crushed candy canes inside all rolled in sweet powdered sugar. Perfect for the Holidays!
I have a special place for Snowball Cookies in my stomach. Whatever you call them, Snowball Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes. I remember making them with my mom, just like she made them with her mom. I still remember standing on a a chair in our tiny kitchen in our town house, the first home that I remember. I remember my mom helping me to roll the still hot cookies in powdered sugar, being careful to not burn our fingers.
I took my mom’s traditional Snowball Cookie recipe, but instead of adding chopped nuts like I normally do, crushed some candy canes and mixed them in. The results are buttery sweet cookies with a bright peppermint flavor. The crushed candy canes soften when they are baked into the cookies and they add a pleasant chewy-crunch to each bite.
I originally made these cookies to mail to some food blogging friends as a part of the Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but when they first came out of the oven I was afraid they would crumble during shipment, so I made Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. I should have just sent the Peppermint Snowballs as I had planned. I think they held up much better over the week. They are still just a soft and buttery as right after I made them and haven’t dried out at all. And they didn’t get crumbly like I thought they would.
These gluten-free peppermint snowball cookies are really kinda amazing! I wouldn’t lie to you, but you don’t have to take my word for it. I shared some with my mom and got a text from her after she had tried them. “Your cookies were SO good! Your version of snowball cookies are a new favorite!” So, listen to my mom and bake up a batch. Gluten-Free Peppermint Snowball Cookies just might be your new favorite too!
My gluten-free rice flour blend is HERE. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, placing wax paper or parchment paper between the layers of cookies.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 45mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 0g
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Store in an airtight container at room temperature, placing wax paper or parchment paper between the layers of cookies.