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 Responses to Snowball Cookies #SundaySupper

  1. I love these! I made some with almonds and they just melt in your mouth!

  2. Hezzi-D says:

    I love making snowballs, they are so fun! You can also get the kids involved by having them roll the cookies in the sugar.

  3. We loves these but we call them Mexican Wedding Cookies.

  4. Renee says:

    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).

  5. These are a favorite cookie in this house too, but we also call them Mexican Wedding Cookies!

  6. Soni says:

    I love these cookies!So super cute and perfect for the holidays!!

  7. I make these cookies every year. I adore them. Your version looks scrumptious.

  8. Conni Smith says:

    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. :)

  9. Liz says:

    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

  10. I am the same way – cake is ok, but cookies! Can’t live without cookies. These are perfect!

  11. Bea says:

    Oh, these are so fun {and yummy looking}. I love your family story and how you love Snow :) Great!

  12. 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!

  13. Tara says:

    These are the one cookie I make every year. My mom always made them and they are my daughter’s favorite!!

  14. 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 :-)

  15. Dara says:

    Love these! Such a great holiday treat.

  16. Beautiful! I eye these every year, but I’ve never made them. I think this will be the year.

  17. These look yummy, but I’m allergic to walnuts. Maybe I could make with Pecans and Gluten free flour.

  18. Donna says:

    These are one of my favorite cookies, ever. I could devour that whole batch, if no one was looking.

  19. These are my mom’s favorites! I make them every year.

  20. I love these cookies! I didn’t realize they were so easy to make!

  21. Katie says:

    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!

  22. Stephanie {thecookieadaychallenge} says:

    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!

  23. I am certain the girls would love rolling cookies in powdered sugar. That might beat spritz cookies with their sprinkles.

  24. Megan says:

    I grew up making these with my Mom and Grandma every year for Christmas. I am so happy you made these for Sunday Supper!

  25. Susan says:

    Pretty sure I could sit and eat these all day long!

  26. Patti says:

    I almost forgot about these cookies! They are next on the list! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I love snowballs…I always seem to gravitate towards them on a cookie tray. These sound fantastic.

  28. Aren’t Snowball Cookies the best… I just love them!

  29. Carla says:

    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.

  30. Peggy says:

    Snowball cookies are definitely some of my favorites! These look great!

  31. Kate says:

    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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