This snowball cookie recipe is a great way to kick off winter. This recipe is as simple as it is delicious with all the holiday flavors in one easy to roll and bake cookie. These cookies are coated in confectioners sugar making them easy to store, serve or pack nicely as a gift. These cookies are typically plain sugar with nuts such as walnuts. Since my son is allergic to peanuts I leave any nuts out. I did add cinnamon and spices for a little hint of holiday flavor.
The best part of these cookies is how easy they are to store. After you cook them you roll them in confectioners sugar, this helps so they don’t stick to each other. I like to put them in large mason jars with holiday ribbon and give as gifts. It is an easy way to give a thoughtful gift that looks like you wrapped Christmas up in a jar.Print
While these are baking, prepare a bowl with a couple of cups of confectioners sugar. You will roll the cool, yet still warm cookies in this to add “snow.” I like to use a rectangular dish with a lip for the edges. This way the sugar won’t spill out and you can roll them to coat them with less mess. It’s fun to roll the cookies in the confectioners’ sugar, my kids have fun with this.
Once the cookies are out of the oven place them on a cooling rack for a few minutes. When they have cooled enough that you can handle them begin to roll in confectioners sugar. Once done and completely cooled you can go back and roll cookies again if you want to ensure you covered them in snow well.
Once you coat them in confectioners sugar they won’t stick to each other making them easily stack-able in an airtight container for up to a week.
My favorite is to make these snowball cookies with gingerbread men. I make a scene where it looks like the gingerbread men are building a snowman.
Also a great scene for outside a gingerbread house!