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Candy Cane Snowballs

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Ingredients

2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
8 ounces white candy coating (almond bark)
1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. in microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie into the candy coating, then into the peppermint candy.

Charlene Easter
Milan



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