Snowball Cookies


Every holiday season, my mom bakes her amazing “Snowball” cookies. They are so simple, yet so delicious. Since I won’t be home for Christmas this year, she had all of my favorite Christmas cookies ready for me when I came home last weekend. It wouldn’t feel like the most wonderful time of year without these seasonal sweets! I wanted to spread the Christmas cheer, so below is the recipe for these festive cookies. They also make great gifts, especially when served on a festive plate.

Snowball Cookies

A simple, yet delicious cookie for the holiday season! This is my mom's recipe that she's been using for as long as I can remember. It's a family favorite! 

Course Dessert
Servings 25 cookies
Author Jamie Kamber


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • small bowl of sifted powdered sugar for coating the cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients (except the powdered sugar for coating) until dough forms.

  3. Roll into balls and place onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. While warm, roll balls in the bowl of sifted powdered sugar and then repeat when they are a little cooler since the first coat will most likely dissolve. Enjoy, but leave some for Santa ;) 

Happy Holidays!