Snowball Cookies #SundaySupper

After two weeks of dealing with colds in this house I am ready to get into the Christmas spirit. And what better way then to do it with cookies, lots and lots of cookies. I am not sure why but I have never been a big cake person, I mean I eat it and do enjoy it sometimes but cake isn’t something that makes me jump up and down and scream for joy. I can easily have one slice and walk away. Now cookies on the other hand, warm, soft cookies I have practically no self-control. Maybe that is why I try to not do too much cookie baking during the year, in my head if I limit it to once a year then the cookie gorging won’t do too much damage. Well that is at least how I justify it.

So start playing some Christmas music and get to baking some of these amazing and delicious sounding cookies. These tasty little snowball cookies were a standard cookie that my mom made when I was growing up. Not just because they are amazing but because my mom is obsessed with everything ‘snow’. You see my maiden name was “Snow”, so my mom loves decorating and making things with a snow theme. She still has the largest collection of Snowmen that I have ever seen.

Snowball Cookies

250g (2 c.) plain flour
256g (2 c.) finely chopped walnuts (or pecans)
50g (1/4 c.) sugar
227g (1 c.) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 160C (325F) Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in large bowl and mix until well combined.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 15 minutes or until very lightly browned.

Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm. It is important that the cookies are still slightly warm for this stage in order for the sugar to stick.

After it has been covered in powdered sugar and cools completely it will seem like the sugar has disappeared but that is it just soaking into the cookie, exactly what you want.

Once the cookies have cooled, lightly sift more powdered sugar over them.

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34 thoughts on “Snowball Cookies #SundaySupper

  • December 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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    I love making snowballs, they are so fun! You can also get the kids involved by having them roll the cookies in the sugar.

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  • December 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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    I adore cookies that are covered in powdered sugar. They give me a big smile as soon as I take a bite (or pop the whole thing in my mouth).

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  • December 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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    I love these cookies!So super cute and perfect for the holidays!!

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  • December 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm
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    You know, I have had these cookie several times, and absolutely love them – but I have never made them! I think I’ll need to change that. 🙂

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  • December 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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    Oh, I LOVE these and make them every Christmas, too…but I use pecans in mine 🙂 And I’m so thrilled that my rosette recipe is one that you’ve been searching for…your comment made my day!!! xo

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  • December 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm
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    Oh, these are so fun {and yummy looking}. I love your family story and how you love Snow 🙂 Great!

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  • December 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm
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    I LOVE cookies with a ground nut base – they’re very similar to Mexican wedding cookies. No holiday cookie table is complete without these babies. And I’m very intrigued about your mom’s snow man collection. Can we get a photo one of these days – I’d love to see it!

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  • December 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm
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    These are the one cookie I make every year. My mom always made them and they are my daughter’s favorite!!

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  • December 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm
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    These are really fun cookies! My kids would love them. Such a nice family tradition! Having the surname “Snow” would make winters so much better and fun 🙂

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  • December 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm
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    Beautiful! I eye these every year, but I’ve never made them. I think this will be the year.

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  • December 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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    These are one of my favorite cookies, ever. I could devour that whole batch, if no one was looking.

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  • December 11, 2012 at 12:22 am
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    Love these…and I actually love the name you use – Snowball cookies just sounds right!

    And funny enough…I’m seeing everyone else calling them Mexican Wedding cookies – my family calls them Russian Tea Cakes?!?! Maybe they’re slightly different or something, but the ingredients and appearance look exactly the same!

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    • December 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm
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      From what I understand, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies and Snowball cookies are all the same cookie with a different name. 🙂

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  • December 11, 2012 at 1:56 am
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    My husband has been talking about a snowball cookies his aunt used to make. I have searching and searching for the recipe. When I showed him this one, he got so excited! I will be making these tomorrow!

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  • December 11, 2012 at 4:32 am
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    I am certain the girls would love rolling cookies in powdered sugar. That might beat spritz cookies with their sprinkles.

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  • December 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm
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    I grew up making these with my Mom and Grandma every year for Christmas. I am so happy you made these for Sunday Supper!

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  • December 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm
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    Pretty sure I could sit and eat these all day long!

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  • December 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm
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    I almost forgot about these cookies! They are next on the list! Thanks for sharing!

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  • December 13, 2012 at 12:29 am
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    I love snowballs…I always seem to gravitate towards them on a cookie tray. These sound fantastic.

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    • December 13, 2012 at 11:32 am
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      I love them. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a few batches of these.

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  • December 13, 2012 at 3:34 am
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    Looks like an easy recipe where you can knock out a bunch of cookies in one recipe! Love the picture of them in the tin.

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    • December 13, 2012 at 11:32 am
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      Yes it is really easy to make a large batch without a lot of effort

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  • December 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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    Snowball cookies are definitely some of my favorites! These look great!

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  • February 3, 2013 at 9:27 am
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    These look lovely! I might try them with hazelnuts or almonds as I’m not a huge walnut fan. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

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