Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

When I see a holiday cookie platter, I usually grab the powdery snowball cookie first cuz it's my favorite. This was the recipe my grandma used for as long as I could remember, and I think they're the best I've had! I make them now, but yummy as they are, I must admit I enjoyed them much more when grandma was here to bake them for us.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together just until blended.
  2. If it seems a bit dry, add the 1 tablespoon of milk.
  3. Roll into approximately 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes. Oven times may vary so checking your cookies after about 12 minutes or so may be necessary so your cookies do not overbake/This is the temp and time my grandmother had on the recipe but seeing as the temp is a bit high I would check them periodically.
  5. When cookies are lukewarm, roll in powdered sugar.
  6. When completely cooled, you can roll again in the powdered sugar for even sweeter and"snowier" cookies, if you like.
  7. Note; If you prefer rum balls, you may add a tablespoon of rum {or more if you want really happy cookies} to the mixture before baking.
Most Helpful

The recipe calls for mixing ALL ingredients, and I think this is a mistake. Most of the powdered sugar is for rolling the cookies in after they've baked. I followed the recipe as written and the cookies are way too sweet, and the texture is off. I will try again with only about 1/2 cup in the dough.

Anne B. December 19, 2014

I made these today and really enjoyed them. After 12 minutes mine were still a bit raw in the middle but didnt know how to tell if they were done on the outside so by the time I realized this I had already cooled them and rolled them in the powdered sugar. They still tasted mighty fine! Thanks for a cookie repeat recipe!

Ang11002 August 27, 2005

These taste fabulous! I did have some trouble with baking them, 20 minutes was to long, they burned on the bottom. I baked them about 16 min. and they were alright, but still a bit on the dark side. Also since it doesn't say anything in the recipe I used a greased baking sheet, which might have contributed to the bottoms burning. Next time I will try wax or parchment paper on the baking sheet. Overall this is a great treat! I will definitely make these again!

Steph Doll December 11, 2004