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Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 dozen


Buttery, melt-in-your mouth Snowball Cookies! These easy homemade cookies are a classic addition to your Christmas cookie tray.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)


  1. Soften the butter to room temperature or microwave for 15-20 seconds until softened but not melted. Sift and measure the confectionary sugar and flour.
  2. Combine the butter, confectionary sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  3. Then add in the sifted flour and salt and mix until a dough starts to form. Finally add the chopped nuts and mix until well combined.
  4. Roll into balls about 1-1 1/2 tablespoon size and place at least 1 inch apart on a baking mat lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Bake at 400° F for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  6. Make sure the cookies are completely cooled, then roll them in powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information:
1 Cookie
  • Category: Cookies

Keywords: Snowball Cookies, Butterball cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, christmas cookies, easy cookie recipe, walnut snowball cookies

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