Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it snow…. Snowball Cookies! This delicious holiday cookie recipe is buttery, sugar covered sweet and the perfect size to pop into your mouth! It’s a fabulous gift idea…I’m sharing a fun way to gift it too! These little snowballs are a fun Santa snack idea that your kiddos will love to set up on Christmas Eve!
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We are expected to get 10 inches of snow the next two days so this Snowball Cookie recipe I’m sharing today is going to fit right into the winter snowstorm we are about to get here!
I found this adorable little snowflake pail at the Target dollar spot – it’s the perfect container to use if you give these as a holiday food gift! Wrap it all up in cellophane and you have one fun and yummy, quick DIY Christmas gift idea!
You can find similar snowflake party favor pails here.
….or fill this mini pail with Snowball Cookies for Santa’s Christmas Eve snack! He’ll love these yummy little snowballs with his glass of milk don’t you think?
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- powdered sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer until fluffy.
- Add flour and salt until dough comes together.
- If dough is too soft chill so that it can be worked with your hands.
- Scoop 1 tbsp balls of dough onto cookie sheet.
- Bake 7-8 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool several minutes.
- Fill small bowl with powdered sugar.
- While still warm, roll each cookie ball until covered with powdered sugar.
- Place on rack to cool.
- Roll again in powdered sugar if required.
Be sure to visit the other talented bloggers joining in our Holiday Recipe hop today! You’ll find 3 more delicious recipes to make and pin for the holidays:
Snowball Cookies by Setting for Four
Festive Pomegranate Mojitos by Satori Design for Living
Gingerbread Cookie Decorations by Kitchen Simplicity
Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
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These are such pretty little cookies! I make something similar with walnuts and they’re so delish! Love that snow bucket too!
Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity says
I love that you served these up in a little bucket. It looks like someone’s ready to start a snowball fight. And, such a delicious one too. 🙂
LOL – it does look like a snowball fight about to begin!! Thanks for visiting Cheri!
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These look great Heather! So simple & festive! I just know my kids would looooove these!
Thanks Jo-Anna – your kiddos will love them I’m sure!
Sue Farmer says
The cookies look delish and love the little bucket!! Be safe with all that snow you are going to get!!
Thanks Sue – we’ll be safe!! 🙂
These are soooo pretty and by extension look so yummy. Great presentation.
Thanks Lindsey!! They are yummy and pretty – I agree!
Ellora @ CreativelySouthern says
Can’t wait to try out this recipe with my daughter! These look yummy and the little bucket is the perfect touch! Pinning this!
Oh great!! Have fun making these with your daughter Ellora!
Very pretty cookies, that my girls and I are excited to make them. Thanks for sharing! Love your photos!
These cookies look incredible! A quick question though, what temperature should the butter be when I start?
I had the same question! Should the butter be melted?
Hi!! No the butter should just be softened! Hope that helps! 🙂
Great recipe! Can you tell me where you purchased the snowflake pail?
Hi Jen – it’s from Target!
Would it be okay if I would add a little almond extract with the vanilla? If so, how much would I need to add?
I’m not sure Neringa – I’ve never tried it with almond extract!
Katherine Howland says
I don’t think you should use both. Personally I use almond extract and chopped pecans in mine.
Those are Mexican wedding cookies- aren’t they?
Eden Passante says
I love the presentation of these snowball cookies! Snack size sweet treats are so dangerous, but I can’t resist making this recipe during the holidays!
Isn’t this a fun Santa snack idea Eden? Glad you like my recipe and presentation in the little snowflake pail! Have a beautiful day! 🙂
We love these little cookies. I make them every year. Some with pecans and some without. We have 10 grandchildren and are lucky only one has nut allergies. Great post, Heather. Thanks
Jane Campbell says
I love these cookies and make them every holiday season. Thank you for sharing it.
Have you ever put these in the freezer? Wasn’t sure how the powdered sugar would do.
No I haven’t Nancy! If you make a batch maybe put one or two in the freezer to test it out!!
Any recommendations on storage? Air tight container? I made these today and need to keep them tasty until Christmas!
Hi Breanna – yes I think any air tight container will work – that’s how I store mine!
I think I’m going to try these with peppermint extract. Perfect for Christmas! Thank you ??
Lori Boyer says
I was thinking of making these for my cookie exchange. How many does this recipe make? Thank you!