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Snowballs I Recipe

Snowballs I

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"Christmas cookies that look like little snow balls."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and white sugar. Add nuts and vanilla. Blend in flour and mix well.
  3. Form dough into small balls and bake on an ungreased sheet for 8 to 10 minutes until barely brown. Coat in confectioner's sugar while still hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2004

actual recipe was a little off. if making very small balls, will only make 2 dozen cookies, not four. I also had to double the amount of powdered sugar to cover all the cookies, and the cooking time had to be doubled or they would have been mush; but following these motifications, they turned out excellent. might I suggest 350 degrees instead of 300.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 19, 2007

This recipe is wrong, wrong, wrong!! It takes no more than 1/2 or 3/4 cup of powdered sugar to roll these in, yet the recipe does not tell you to add any of it to the actual cookie. Also, the temp and baking time are off. The cookies turned out crumbly, as soon as I picked them up, they literally crumbled in my hand.


19 Ratings

Nov 10, 2002

A big disappointment. Recipe seems flawed, as sugar content is much less than found in other snowball recipes. Results do not cook in time stated, are dry and crumble easily, and have a pasty taste. Not recommended.

Nov 10, 2002

Out of 10 people that tried these only one liked them. They were dry and crumbly and the powdered sugar ended up looking like paste. these will not be on my Christmas baking list.

Dec 09, 2007

Good flavor. The cookies were moist out of the oven. 3 & 1/2 stars

Feb 25, 2005

the measurements for this recipe only actually make about cookies, so eb careful! you can substitute pralines instead of pecans. it is tricky to get these to actually stay in BALLS, they kind of flatten out on the bottom but i don't see any way around this! they taste yummy though!

Dec 15, 2003

These are so easy to make - you never think that the little bit of dough will make 48 of them, but it does! They taste exactly like the snowball cookies my mom used to make... they melt in your mouth!

Aug 26, 2003

I made these for Christmas last year and they were yummy. They also freeze well.


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  • Calories
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

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

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