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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. I mean just look at them! Don’t they just scream “snowball fights and ice skating” to you?

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

We all have our favorite holiday music, movies or TV specials, and today the Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes inspired by our favorites!

The very first movie that pops into my head is “White Christmas” and one of the signature songs, “Snow.”

I’ve always loved Bing Crosby movies, and our family watches this one every sing year. My daughter’s homeschool chorus in North Carolina even performed the “”Sisters” song from it.

 

But when I think of this grand movie, the only food references that I could remember were liverwurst sandwiches and buttermilk. Umm….no. But with the prevalence of snow references all through the movie, the first thing I thought of to make was Snowball Cookies, so that’s what I’ve brought you today!

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

You’ll need to very finely chop 3/4 of a cup of pecans. Set those aside.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In a bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set that aside for the moment.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In your mixing bowl, beat together 2 sticks (1 cup) of room temperature butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Beat them until nice and fluffy.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add in your flour mixture. and mix until just combined.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Stir in your pecans.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The dough for these cookies is a rather dry dough. You will form these into little balls, just larger than an inch in diameter. I use my small cookie scoop and gently press the dough together, smoothing the tops. These cookies rise very little, so you only need to leave about an inch and a half between them. I’ll prepare about 20 at a time on a standard cookie sheet. Bake these for 15 minutes until just barely golden on the edges.

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Remove them to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the cookies are cooled, roll them around in some powdered sugar to coat them.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Repeat the process with all of the dough.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Snowball Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie. I mean just look at them! Don’t they just scream “snowball fights and ice skating” to you?

Prep Time 20 minutes
Baking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c very finely chopped pecans
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • extra powdered sugar for coating

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, sift together your flour and salt. Set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in the pecans.
  6. Form the dough into 1 inch balls with a cookie scoop, pressing them smooth with your fingers. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch and a half apart.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until just barely golden on the edges.
  8. Cool on a baking rack.
  9. Roll in powdered sugar to coat. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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18 thoughts on “Snowball Cookies”

  1. Love these! Snowball cookies were always my favorite – it was an excuse to lick the sugar off your fingers and no adults to bother you about it!
    My recent post Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”#SundaySupper

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  2. The cookies sound very much like what I make, only I call them Wedding Cookies.
    I noticed your chopping tool – a Ulu. I purchased one when we were in Alaska. I love mine.

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  3. Very festive Conni! These will look so pretty on my cookie tray. Merry Christmas!
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  4. What's better than a good snowball at Christmas time? Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your new home. So glad you are part of the #SundaySupper Family.
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