How To Make Snowball Cookies Just Like When You Were A Kid

Every Christmas, my mother and I would make snowball cookies together. I loved it because I got to play with powdered sugar and my mother loved it because the snowball cookies recipe ingredients list was so simple.

Now that I have a little baker of my own, it brings me so much joy to show her how to make snowball cookies and continue on with this holiday tradition.

How To Make Snowball Cookies Just Like When You Were A Kid

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Snowball cookies are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious to eat!! Natalie and I did a Facebook Live last week as we made our first batch to show you how to make this nutty treat. Take a look or follow along with the written recipe below.

How to Make Snowball Cookies Video instructions

 

As you can see, you do not have to be a professional baker to create these Christmas cookies. They are as simple as can be! This is also a great recipe to introduce your children to if you want to get them to start helping out more in the kitchen. My little ones love anything that involves powder sugar. 

Snowball Cookies Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Butter (room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Box of powdered sugar (to decorate)
  • Red/Green crystals (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Heat oven to 325°F

Cream 1/2 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl. Add your flour and vanilla and then beat at low speed. Make sure you continue to scrape the bowl occasionally, until well mixed.

Stir in your walnuts. Toss as needed. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until very lightly browned (don’t over bake). Cool 5-10 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

This last part is completely optional. We usually do NOT use sprinkles, but if you want, you can. Sprinkle with colored crystals.

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Here’s a photo of me as a kid in the 80s making these cookies. A true family tradition.  This recipe came from my mother’s website. Give Groovin Moms a visit!

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Snowball Cookie Recipe

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Butter (room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Box of powdered sugar (to decorate)
  • Red/Green crystals (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F
  2. Cream 1/2 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl. Add your flour and vanilla and then beat at low speed. Make sure you continue to scrape the bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
  3. Stir in your walnuts. Toss as needed. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes or until very lightly browned (don’t over bake). Cool 5-10 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.
  5. This last part is completely optional. We usually do NOT put sprinkles on our snowball cookies, but if you want, you can. Sprinkle with colored crystals
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 623Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 8g

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