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Snowball Cookies

A delicious buttery, sugar covered 'cookie' that looks like a mini snowball!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 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.


Make these for DIY food gifts and fun Santa Snack idea!