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Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe

This favorite snowball cookies recipe has been a family go to since I was a little girl. They’re a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe

Have you ever tasted one of these darling snowball cookies? They are to die for! I have been making them since I was old enough to stand on a stool at the counter to help. They take minutes to put together and they’re a cinch to roll into simple round orbs (I now use a melon baller to make a unified size).  They’ve always added the perfect sophisticated touch to any cookie assortment and they always had to make an appearance on Santa’s special cookie plate on Christmas Eve.

Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe

Snowball cookies have such a simple elegance that matches their unique taste. A dry, crumby, not-to-sweet cookie that seems to melt in your mouth when the cool powdered sugar touches your tongue to create the perfect marriage of taste and texture.

Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe

And what could be more festive for a white christmas celebration than these sweet little snowball cookies? Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch today! I’m certain that they’ll instantly become a family favorite at your house too! Here’s the recipe…

Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe
Recipe Type: cookies
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
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Serves: 3 dozen
This favorite snowball cookies recipe has been a family go to since I was a little girl. They’re a beautiful and delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar (for rolling the snowballs after baking)
  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Add the sifted flour and chopped walnuts and mix until dough comes together.
  5. Place the dough on plastic wrap, form into a ball with your hands and wrap the plastic wrap around the ball of dough.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  7. Mold dough into 1 inch balls.
  8. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes or until very slightly golden. Let cool and roll in powdered sugar until cookies are covered generously on all sides.
  9. Enjoy!

Wishing you a wondrous white Christmas full of blessings & love,


By Wenderly

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4 replies on “Favorite Snowball Cookies Recipe”

Do you know of anyway that these could be made so they might be made for Valentines Day? I would like to make these for my grandson this valentines day but I can’t think of a way to make them look like love.

So what's on YOUR mind?