Christmas Snowball Cookies

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

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Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

If you love shortbread or any buttery, tender, melt in your mouth type of cookie then you must try these Christmas Snowball Cookies. They are a play on the classic pecan snowball but with a fun twist.

Instead of pecans, Christmas sprinkles are mixed throughout the dough to make the most fun and festive cookie. Plus, they taste like cake batter.

Does it get any better?!

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

Ingredients for Christmas Snowball Cookies

  • Softened butter: Unsalted for this recipe.
  • Powdered sugar: Gives the cookies that melt in your mouth texture.
  • Vanilla extract: Just a little provides loads of flavor.
  • Almond extract: The combination of vanilla and almond extracts creates a cake batter vibe.
  • All-purpose flour: Keeping it basic.
  • Cornstarch: Aids in creating the light texture to the cookies. Also helps make that melt in your mouth texture.
  • Salt: Balances out the sweetness in these cookies.
  • Christmas jimmies: Add that fun pop of colors to the cookies. You can use other color combinations for other holidays too.
Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

How to Make the Cookie Dough

Start by creaming the butter and powdered sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Once light and fluffy, this will take about 5 minutes, add the vanilla and almond extracts. This is where the cake batter goodness comes in.

Add flour, salt and cornstarch to the creamed mixer and mix until it just comes together. Stir in the sprinkles by hand.

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

Forming and Baking the Cookies

First, prepare your baking sheets. I like to line mine with parchment paper but you can also use nonstick spray.

Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the dough. Roll it into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.

The cookies won’t rise and spread so you can place them closer together than traditional cookies. An inch between each would be perfect.

Bake until lightly golden, let cool for 2 minutes then remove from baking sheet.

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

The Secret to Snowballs

There’s a little secret to getting these pretty little cookies looking just like snowballs. As soon as they come out of the oven, give them a quick roll in powdered sugar.

Then after they have cooled completely, they get another generous roll in more powdered sugar. It gives them the perfect white coating.

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

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Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.
Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.
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Christmas Snowball Cookies

Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Snowball Cookies
Yield: 30 cookies
Author: Meg’s Everyday Indulgence

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup Christmas sprinkles (jimmies preferred)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add butter and 1/3 cup powdered sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream until very light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and almond extract and mix.
  • Add flour, cornstarch and salt to the mixer and mix until just combined. Overmixing causes tough cookies. Stir in the sprinkles by hand.
  • Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, portion out the dough. Roll into balls and place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute.
  • Place remaining 2/3 cup into a pie plate or cake pan. While still warm, roll the cookies in the powdered sugar. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, give another generous roll in the powdered sugar. This second roll will give the cookies that perfect powdered sugar coating.

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Tender, melt in your mouth Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect addition to your baking list this season. Super festive and fun.

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