Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies — A holiday favorite! 

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If I had to choose an all-time favorite Christmas cookie, hands down these would be the one.  In our family, Christmas isn’t complete without these cookies.  Each bite is a reminder of all the wonderful Christmas celebrations we have had throughout the years.  From laughing at goofy Christmas presents, to silly pranks we have played on my mom, good times with family is what this time of year is all about. 

My problem with these cookies is I can’t stop eating them.  I had about five when I was shooting these photographs.  If I don’t stop eating them, I’ll turn into a snowball by Christmas.  They are a total treat, but so worth every bite. 

This is my mom’s recipe that she has used for years.  These Snowball Cookies, or as we like to call them Snowballs, are pretty much a Mexican Wedding Cookie.  Soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are tossed in lots of powdered sugar.  With the ton of snow we have had here in Western New York (you can check out my Instagram for a peek of my snowy view), these cookies are the perfect treat on a snowy day with a cup of hot cocoa. 

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Snowball Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and white sugar using an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour and walnuts until combined.
  4. Roll tablespoon size balls and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Cool for about 10 minutes on baking sheet.
  7. Generously toss in confectioners’ sugar and place on wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, toss again in confectioners’ sugar if desired.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

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