This classic Snowball Cookie recipe is the best Christmas cookie you’ll ever try!
A melt in your mouth delicious cookie studded with chopped walnuts and rolled in sweet powdered sugar.
This snowball cookies recipe is a must make.
You only need 6 simple ingredients to make these cookies.
Make sure to check out my gingersnap cookies, peppermint hot chocolate cookies or even these melted snowman cookies.
These Snowball Cookies Are…
- Classic Christmas Cookie
- Easy to Make
- Rolled in Powdered Sugar
- Freezer Friendly
Butter – If you use salted butter just omit the salt in the recipe.
Powdered Sugar – You will see the sugar is divided so save some back for rolling the cookies in.
Vanilla – This adds a delicious light vanilla flavor to the cookies.
Flour – I used all purpose flour for these cookies. Just scoop the flour into the measuring cup and then level it off.
Salt – The salt is needed as it truly enhances all the flavors.
Walnuts – Make sure to finely chop the walnuts for these cookies.
How to Make Snowball Cookies
Full directions on how to make snowball cookies are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. This is a quick walk through.
Step 1: Preheat the oven and prep your cookie sheet.
Step 2: Next you will add your butter, part of sugar, and vanilla into a bowl. Mix on low speed until it is combined.
Step 3: Next add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low. Then work in the walnuts. You want to mix for about 2 minutes.
Step 4: Next roll into 1 inch balls, and place on baking sheet. Then bake as directed.
Step 5: After the cookies cool for a few minutes then roll in the extra powdered sugar.
Once fully cooled roll one more time in the sugar.
Serve and enjoy.
Room Temperature – You can store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container.
The cookies will store for around 5 days or so. They are best eaten fresh.
Freezing Cookies – If you don’t plan to eat all your snowball cookies right away, simply freeze them.
Place in a freezer friendly container or freezer bag and freeze for 3-4 months.
Then thaw on the counter before you are ready to eat.
These cookies are a bit delicate. So make sure that you don’t keep them out uncovered too long or they will dry out. The other thing is to make sure that you don’t overmix or add too much dry ingredients or it will dry out the cookies.
If you are wanting to use parchment paper go right ahead. Just place on an ungreased cookie sheet. This will prevent the cookies from sticking. No need to prep the cookie sheet if you are doing parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat.
Looking for more cookie recipes?
If you liked these cookies, you’ll love these ones too:
- Christmas M&M’s Cookies – These classic M&M Cookies are a must during the holidays, and they are super easy to make.
- Thin Mints Cookies – These Copycat Girl Scout Cookies are much easier to make than you’d think. They’re perfect for the holiday season too!
- Melted Snowman Cookies – SO simple to make and look great sitting on the dessert table!
- Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies – These cookies are so fun and festive during the holiday season.
- Gingersnap Cookies – This old fashioned Recipe for Gingersnaps is a Christmas cookie classic.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl on low speed, until completely blended.
- Mix in salt, then add flour one cup at a time, on low speed.
- Add walnuts and mix for about 2 minutes, until the dough holds together.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are set, but not brown.
- Allow cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes on the pan.
- Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Roll cookies in powdered sugar again.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.