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Molasses Snowballs Recipe

Molasses Snowballs

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"A wonderful and delicious change from the traditional snowball cookie, and, with only six ingredients. Easy!!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening, molasses and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the flour and walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Roll cookies in confectioners' sugar when cool.
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Feb 23, 2008

I have mede this cookie exactly as it states and I find it bland. I did remake this and added cinamon allspice and nutmeg and I liked it alot better.

Dec 02, 2005

Easy to make but not to my taste.


9 Ratings

Dec 23, 2009

Great cookie to have with coffee. Not to sweet. It sound weird but they reminded me of pineapple upside down cake in flavor. Very easy to make.

Jan 19, 2014

Made them at Christmas time and everyone liked them

Oct 18, 2013

These are not the sweetest cookies ever, but it's still a fantastically easy recipe. If you roll the cookies in the powdered sugar immediately after taking them out of the oven it sticks to the cookies really well. I've had other cookies like this and the powdered sugar is most of the flavor. I used only one cup of walnuts because that's all I had on hand and I think they came out nicely. Just to let you know, if you bake them for the full 20 minutes your cookies will be very crispy. If you like your cookies a little bit softer you can bake for only 16 minutes. Either way they are definitely yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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