The Inn at Jackson's Orange Snowball Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Just found this recipe and, while I haven't tried it, just had to post it for all the Zaar orange lovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter in a large mixing bowl for 30 seconds; add the icing sugar and beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  2. Beat in the orange juice until combined.
  3. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
  4. With a wooden spoon, stir in 1 tbsp of the orange peel, plus the remaining flour.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-1/4-inch balls.
  6. Roll each one in granulated sugar.
  7. Place the balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, blend together the 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and the remaining 2 tsp orange peel.
  11. Roll the warm, baked cookies in this mixture.
  12. Cool on wire racks.


Most Helpful

Made these for my sister's "tea themed" brunch baby shower last November & they were sooo good! Very simple & addictive! Thanks for the post!<br/>Update: 12/1/13: we make these annually, since they're just that good. We've never had an issue with the orange sugar not adhering to the cookies warm out if the we did. I modified an orange glazed cookie recipe to make this work by simply adding a small amount of orange juice to the orange zest sugar...perfection. I used a small spoon to place the glaze atop as that seemed to go more quiclkly than dipping them individually. Let them dry for a bit & we store ours in the freezer. We actually liked the glaze even better than the orange sugar! Great cookie!

Larawithoutau December 01, 2013

These cookies turned out so flavorful and delicious. I had many compliments on them. I used satsuma tangerine juice & peel because I had them on hand. I actually used a whole tablespoon of the shredded tangerine rind processed with sugar. Rolled the cookies while still warm in this as your recipe stated and they were exquisite! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, Lennie!

Susie in Texas December 21, 2004

Lennie these orange snowball cookies are wonderful. They were beautiful with a cup of tea. What a lovely tender, flavourful cookie. Instead of using white sugar I rolled my cookies in icing sugar and orange rind. (just a personal preference)Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

Baby Kato July 27, 2004

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