Snow Kiss Cookies (Snowball Cookies)

Snow Kiss Cookies are buttery cookies with walnuts that just melt in your mouth.  They get dusted in powdered sugar and are are such an amazing classic cookie! 
This is one of my favorite cookies to put on the Christmas Goodie Plate!  You should also try these Turtle Cookies, Grinch Cookies, or these Twix Thumbprint Cookies!

Snow Kiss Cookies

When I was growing up,  I remember we had a neighbor that would bring us these cookies every single year.  They were always my favorite cookies on the cookie plate.  They just remind me of Christmas and snow and this nutty melt in your mouth cookie is irresistible!  This is one classic cookie that remind me of my childhood that I love to make every single year!

How do you make snowball cookies?

  • Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a bowl.  Toast the walnuts until they are golden brown and allow them to cool.  (optional)
  • Place the walnuts in a food processor or blender and crush until fine.  Add this mixture to the butter, sugar, and salt.  Add the flour slowly until combined.
  • Wrap the dough in sera wrap and put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
  • After they are chilled preheat the oven to 325.  Roll the dough into one inch balls and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes and let them cool on a rack.  Once they have cooled, toll them in powdered sugar.

Do you have to toast the walnuts?

No.  But toasting the walnuts will bring our more flavor.

How do you toast walnuts?

  • Place the walnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.  Toast the walnuts for about 7-10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven until they get about one shade darker.

Can you freeze snowball cookies?

Yes you can.  Once you take them out of the freezer and let them thaw, roll them in powdered sugar again to restore their appearance.

Looking for even more classic cookie recipes?  Here ya go!

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Snow Kiss Cookies (Snowball Cookies)
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cup Flour
  • Powdered Sugar for coating your cookies
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt together in bowl. You have the option of toasting your walnuts until golden brown, but let them cool.
  2. Place the walnuts in a food processor or blender and crush until fine. Add this mixture to the butter, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add the flour slowly to the mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Wrap the dough in seran wrap and put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
  5. After chilled, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drop the dough by small scoops onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Take them out and let them cool on a cooling rack. Once cooled, roll them in the powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Recipe update 12/10/18

 

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