Food and Drinks

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies: The Best

This is the cookie that used to take over Pinterest in December.

The sweet holiday cookies can be made with just four ingredients. It’s hard not to try them.

Once you make these delicious homemade snowballs, you will be hooked for life by their buttery softness.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

This is my version of the snowball cookies that my grandmother made every Christmas.

There are many recipes similar to hers online and in traditional cookbooks. Many names, including Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes, know these cookies.

Use either vegan butter or coconut oil in the recipe for vegan snowballs. No eggs or milk are required.

Ingredients for Snowball cookies

This recipe requires flour, nuts, and oil or butter.

You can make homemade powdered Sugar using coconut sugar, date syrup, or evaporated cane juice.

You can also try adding some vanilla or almond extract, shaping the cookies in different shapes, adding lemon or orange zest, or mixing in a handful of mini chocolate chips.

The next thing on my list is adding cocoa powder to Chocolate Snowball cookies.

You could even add pure peppermint oil and crushed candy canes.

You can also make pink snowballs by adding a few drops of red food color or a handful of freeze-dried strawberry or raspberry powder.

The classic original version, however, is still so delicious. Please leave me a review if you make some, and tell me what you think.

Snowball cookies with almonds

These versatile Mexican wedding cookies, which can be made with pecans or almonds and walnuts in the original recipe for holiday cookies, are also available using other nuts.

I have never tried any other nut, but I am curious to see if it would work with cashews or macadamias.

Many people wonder if they can make snowball cookies without nuts. This is a substitution I haven’t tried yet. Please let me know if you try it before I do.

Snowball Cookies – How to Make Them

Gather all the ingredients for your cookies.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the butter and sugar powder in a large bowl or stand mixer.

Combine the almonds, walnuts, or pecans in a separate bowl with flour. Mix the ingredients to make a cookie.

Bake the cookies on the center rack of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are lightly brown.

Roll the Italian butter cookies warm in a bowl with powdered icing sugar, coating them evenly. Cool on a rack. Enjoy!

Storing cookies

Snowball cookies make a delicious dessert for holiday parties or gatherings because they do not require refrigeration.

Leftovers can be kept in a covered container for up to five days. That is, of course, if you have any pieces.

You can make the dough days ahead and store it in the refrigerator, or roll it into balls and freeze them to bake later. The cookie dough is egg-free by nature.


2 cups flour (white or spelled; Bob’s gluten-free work, Bob’s white pastry, or ww pastry)

1 cup of finely chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans

Butter or coconut oil

Half a cup of sugar-free powdered Sugar

Rolling: Optionally add powdered cocoa or Sugar to the mix.


Preheat the oven to 325°. Beat the butter and powdered sugar together in a bowl or stand mixer. In a separate bowl, combine the nuts and flour. Mix all ingredients to form a dough. Place the dough into small balls and bake them for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Prepare a bowl of powdered icing sugar and roll warm cookies into it to coat. Cool the cookies on a rack. Note: Because I have not tried substitutions, I cannot recommend using any other flour, substituting a low-fat spread for butter, or leaving out the nuts. Please experiment at your peril and report back to other readers.

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