Snowball Cookies Recipe (2024)

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Snowball Cookies are rich, buttery and delicious cookies that just melts in the mouth. Snowball Cookies are one of the easiest Christmas cookies that you can try with just few ingredients. Snowball Cookies Recipe is explained here with step by step pictures and video.

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If you are a beginner and want to try cookies for Christmas then this snowball cookies are just perfect for you. Snowball cookies are one of the traditional cookies that is included in Christmas baking.

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1About Snowball Cookies

2Snowball Cookies Recipe Video

3Snowball Cookies Ingredients

4Snowball Cookies Recipe Step by Step

5Expert Tips

7FAQS

8📖 Recipe Card

About Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies, also known as Mexican wedding cookies or Russian tea cakes, are rich and delicious. These cookies are a perfect classic holiday treats. These melt in the mouth snowball cookies are perfect for holiday gatherings, or for party get together or as just sweet treats.

Classic Snowball Cookies are made using flour, butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and pecans. These cookies are made with a simple dough then rolled to make balls and baked until golden and then rolled in icing sugar to resemble little snowballs hence the name snowball cookies.

The main difference between melting moments and the Mexican wedding cookies is : Both are round balls coated with icing sugar, both are shortbread like cookie that rely on butter as one of the main ingredients. But there are a few differences between these two cookies: one is that Mexican Wedding Cakes(Cookies) contain chopped/ground nuts, and melting moments is that it replaces some of the flour with corn flour so the cookies really “melt-in-your-mouth”.

These cookies just vanish in few minutes and no wonder this cookie is popular all over the world. The taste of these cookies is just awesome and I am sure this recipe is going to be my keeper. Don’t give excuses and bake these cookies, and I am sure you will love them as much as me and my family did!

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Snowball Cookies Ingredients

  • Flour – All purpose flour or maida is used for this recipe.
  • Icing Sugar – Icing sugar is used in these classic cookies. But you can replace it with powdered sugar too.
  • Butter – Room temperature butter is used.
  • Nuts – Pecans are usually used but you can also use almonds or walnuts too.
  • Flavoring – Vanilla essence is the only flavoring used here.
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Snowball Cookies Recipe Step by Step

1.Add 1/2 cup pecans to a baking tray. Preheat oven at 160 DEG C for 10 mins.

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2.Bake in preheated oven at 160 DEG C for 5 minutes. The nuts will become crispy.

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3.Chop them finely or coarse grind it and set aside.

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4.To a mixing bowl : add 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup icing sugar.

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5.Cream it well then add 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

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6.Give a quick mix then add 1 cup flour.

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7.Mix well with a spatula first until no dry flour is seen.

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8.Add chopped pecans.

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9.Mix and make a dough – do not knead. Just bring them all together using your finger tips that is just enough.

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10.Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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11.Then remove from fridge and open. Scoop out the dough using 1 tablespoon measure for even sized cookies.

Preheat oven at 176 DEG C for 10 minutes.

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12.Roll in between your palms.

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13.Roll it just like a ball. Repeat to finish the dough.

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14.Lay a parchment paper on the baking tray. Place the cookies 2 inch apart from each other.

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15.Bake in preheated oven at 177 DEG C for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden.

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16.Cookies are done. They may be soft when hot but will harden after cooling down so do not over bake.

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17.See the base it golden this is perfect.

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18.Add 1/2 cup icing sugar to a bowl. When the cookies are still warm add a cookie in it.

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19.Roll over until the icing sugar coats well, tap to remove excess. I used a fork to do this which was easy.

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20.Repeat to finish for all the cookies. Arrange them on a wire rack.

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21.Now again double coat it. Add each cookie to the bowl.

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22.Roll over to coat well.

23.Arrange them on a wire rack cool down completely then store in a clean airtight jar.

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24.Snowball cookies are ready to be enjoyed!

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Enjoy rich, buttery delicious cookies!

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Expert Tips

  • The cookies are rich, buttery and has a melt in the mouth texture.
  • The nuts give a very nice addition so don’t skip it. Toasting the nuts adds flavor and crunch so do not miss this step.
  • I usually keep the baking tray with cookie balls in fridge for 10 minutes before baking to avoid spreading of cookies.
  • Use butter at room temperature for best results.
  • Coat the cookies twice for the icing sugar to coat well.
  • You can replace icing sugar with powdered sugar too.
  • You can add 1 cup pecans too. Crush it coarsely or fine chop the nuts. It is easy to chop when it is crisp.
  • I used unsalted butter so added salt. If you are using salted butter then you can skip salt.

Serving & Storage Suggestion

Snowball cookies keeps well in room temperature for 3 days if stored in a airtight container. However you can freeze the unbaked cookie dough for up to 3 months. When you need to bake, thaw the dough then proceed with the process.

FAQS

1.What is Snowball cookies? Why is it named so?

Snowball cookies are rich, buttery cookies made using flour, butter, sugar, vanilla essence and nuts. They are baked round balls coated in icing sugar which resembles snow balls hence the name snowball cookies.

2.Can I replace icing sugar with powdered sugar?

Yes you can replace icing sugar with powdered sugar but make sure it is fine.

3.How to store snowball cookies?

Snowball cookies keeps well for up to 3 days at room temperature in a airtight jar and up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.

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Snowball Cookies Recipe

Snowball Cookies are rich,buttery and delicious cookies that just melts in the mouth. Snowball Cookies are one of the easiest Christmas cookies that you can try with just few ingredients. Snowball Cookies Recipe is explained here with step by step pictures and video.

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time15 minutes mins

Servings20 Cookies

AuthorSharmilee J

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Instructions

  • Add 1/2 cup pecans to a baking tray. Preheat oven at 160 DEG C for 10 mins.

  • Bake in preheated oven at 160 DEG C for 5 minutes. The nuts will become crispy.

  • Chop them finely or coarse grind it and set aside.

  • To a mixing bowl : add 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup icing sugar.

  • Cream it well then add 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  • Give a quick mix then add 1 cup flour.

  • Mix well with a spatula first until no dry flour is seen.

  • Add chopped pecans.

  • Mix and make a dough – do not knead. Just bring them all together using your finger tips that is just enough.

  • Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  • Then remove from fridge and open. Scoop out the dough using 1 tablespoon measure for even sized cookies.Preheat oven at 176 DEG C for 10 minutes.

  • Roll in between your palms.

  • Roll it just like a ball. Repeat to finish the dough.

  • Lay a parchment paper on the baking tray. Place the cookies 2 inch apart from each other.

  • Bake in preheated oven at 177 DEG C for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden.

  • Cookies are done. They may be soft when hot but will harden after cooling down so do not overbake.

  • See the base it golden this is perfect.

  • Add 1/2 cup icing sugar to a bowl. When the cookies are still warm add a cookie in it.

  • Roll over until the icing sugar coats well, tap to remove excess. I used a fork to do this which was easy.

  • Repeat to finish for all the cookies. Arrange them on a wire rack.

  • Now again double coat it. Add each cookie to the bowl.

  • Roll over to coat well.

  • Arrange them on a wire rack cool down completely then store in a clean airtight jar.

  • Snowball cookies are ready to be enjoyed!

Notes

  • The cookies are rich, buttery and has a melt in the mouth texture.
  • The nuts give a very nice addition so don’t skip it. Toasting the nuts adds flavor and crunch so do not miss this step.
  • I usually keep the baking tray with cookie balls in fridge for 10 minutes before baking to avoid spreading of cookies.
  • Use butter at room temperature for best results.
  • Coat the cookies twice for the icing sugar to coat well.
  • You can replace icing sugar with powdered sugar too.
  • You can add 1 cup pecans too. Crush it coarsely or fine chop the nuts. It is easy to chop when it is crisp.
  • I used unsalted butter so added salt. If you are using salted butter then you can skip salt.

Nutrition Facts

Snowball Cookies Recipe

Amount Per Serving (30 g)

Calories 106Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Trans Fat 0.4g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 24mg8%

Sodium 30mg1%

Potassium 8mg0%

Carbohydrates 5g2%

Fiber 0.1g0%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 0.3g1%

Vitamin A 284IU6%

Vitamin C 0.01mg0%

Calcium 4mg0%

Iron 0.04mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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