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

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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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