Christmas Walnut Snowballs

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Christmas Carol

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.

Top Review by Anne B.

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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