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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are known under many different names. Russian Tea Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies and Mexican Wedding Cookies to name a few. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 109kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 2 1/4 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter ,softened
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 Cup Finely chopped nuts ,I use walnuts but pecans are commonly used as well

For coating cookies

  • 1 Cup Confectioner sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour and salt and combine well. Add chopped nuts.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to cooling rack.
  • Cool for 2 minutes.
  • Roll warm cookies in confectioner sugar. Place back on cooking rack and cool completely.
  • Roll cooled cookies in confectioner sugar again and place on serving dish.
  • ** My tip for making the perfect snowball cookie: Double coat your cookies. If you don't double coat your cookies with confectioner sugar they won't have that nice white, powdery, snowball look! They'll look more like a glazed donut hole. So if you want "snowballs" make sure you double coat them!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg