Mint Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Deliciously soft and crumbly mint chocolate cookies, coated in icing sugar!

Mint Chocolate Snowball Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I just took part in my first Cookie Swap!

I baked up these scrumptious mint chocolate snowball cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap! The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers.

All proceeds this year go to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit organization funding new therapies in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Yup. I made 3 dozen of these to send to three lucky people.

Becca – Becca’s Baking Blog

Laura – Foodie Laura

Alicia – Beef and Brioche

I hope you enjoy your cookies, ladies!

Mint Chocolate Snowball Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I’d like to thank Victoria for my Rosemary Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies with Smoked Salt, Karen for my Mint and Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Iris for my Soft Ricotta Cookies with Amond Icing! They were all so good!

By the way, how cute are these little bags I sent my cookies in?!

Thank you to Lindsey from  Love & Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen for making the Food Blogger Cookie Swap happen every year!

Mint Chocolate Snowball Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction



Mint Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yields 28


  • 226 g unsalted butter softened
  • 62 g icing sugar
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 280 g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional icing sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C, and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract until fluffy. Add the flour, and salt, and mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Make about 28 small balls from of dough and place them on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 7 - 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are slightly brown, and the tops are no longer glossy. Let the cookies cool for 5 - 10 minutes, or until they are cool enough to handle.
  4. Fill a small bowl with about 125g icing sugar, and roll each cookie in the sugar until fully coated. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. Once the cookies are cooled, you may want to re-roll them in more icing sugar.


Slightly adapted from Crazy for Crust

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  • Reply
    December 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    These are so cute! I could see these get gobbled up really quickly. There’s nothing like chocolate and peppermint!

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      December 17, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Thanks, Amanda!

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    December 16, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    They look so cute dear. my all time favorite combo. Loved it!

    • Reply
      December 17, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Thanks, Kushi!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I wanted to partake in the great cookie swap, but I just could’t this year… way to much going on. So sad, because I would have LOVED to get any of the cookies that participated, especially these! These look fabulous, Marsha!! You can never go wrong with mint and chocolate! Icing on top seals the deal! And that bag you sent them in IS so cute! Cheers, girlfriend!

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      December 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! Maybe next year 😀

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    Karen Geraghty
    December 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks Marsha for your lovely comment on my blog. I am really glad you liked the cookies. Yours look amazing! It was so fun to be a part of this blogger cookie swap wasn’t it?. Hope your holidays are merry and bright! xo Karen

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      December 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you, Karen! It was so fun! 🙂
      Merry Christmas to you, too!

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    December 21, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    These cookies look absoultely delicious, I am sure the people who got were really happy about them. 🙂

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      December 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks, Adina!

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