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Peppermint Balls

      

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tsp milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies
1 drop red food coloring
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup powdered sugar
6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies

Preparation:
Combine room temp cheese & milk and add 1/2 cup powdered sugar slowly. Stir in 2 tabelspoons candy & food coloring, set aside for filling. Cream butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, mix in vanilla, then flour. Knead dough into balls, make a deep well in center of each ball with handle of wooden spoon. Fill with 1/4 tsp of filling, shape a scant 1/4 tsp of dough into a flat round, lay on top of filling; press gently to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 350F for 12 minutes. Roll warm cookies in combined 1/4 cup powdered sugar & 6 tablespoons peppermint candy. Makes 4 dozen.


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