Snow Balls

Snowballs are a delightful sweet treat that can be enjoyed during the winter season or as a refreshing dessert throughout the year. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare delicious snowball cookies:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for coating
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or do this by hand.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, chopped nuts, and a pinch of salt.

  1. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring well after each addition, until a soft dough forms.
  2. Take a small amount of dough (about 1 tablespoon) and roll it into a ball between your palms. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake the snowballs in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they are set and slightly golden on the bottom. Do not let them brown too much.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the sheet.
  5. While the cookies are still warm, roll them in powdered sugar until coated completely. You can do this by placing some powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and gently rolling each cookie until it’s fully coated.
  6. Transfer the coated snowballs to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled, you can roll them in powdered sugar once again to create a thicker, snowy coating.

  1. Snowballs are now ready to be served! Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

Enjoy these delightful snowball cookies with a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite warm beverage. They make a lovely addition to holiday cookie platters or any sweet occasion.

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