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 tradition.
How To Make Snowball Cookies – Christmas Cookie Recipe
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 snowball cookies. 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! It’s also a really great dessert recipe to bring the kids into the kitchen for. My little ones love anything that involves powder sugar.
Snowball Cookies Recipe
Heat oven to 325°F
- 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)
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 put sprinkles on our snowball cookies, but if you want, you can. Sprinkle with colored crystals
Here’s a photo of me as a kid in the 80s making these cookies. A true family tradition. This snowball cookie recipe came from my mother’s website. Give Groovin Moms a visit!
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