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Easy Snowball Cookies Recipe

This Easy Snowball Cookies Recipe is the perfect festive holiday treat idea. The cookies are crazy delicious, require minimal ingredients, and can be easily made vegan!

Prep: 5Cook: 20Total: 25 minutes
Yield 2 dozen 1x


  • 2 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts (or pecans/almonds)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional but recommended)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter, ground walnuts, and salt.
  3. Stir in vanilla and almond extract.
  4. Batter will be crumbly and may seem a little dry, but it should stick together when pinched. If too dry, add a couple splashes of water.
  5. Using about 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and press down lightly on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until set, not brown.
  7. Let cool completely before rolling in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar.
  8. Store at room temp.
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: cookies, holiday, whole wheatMethod: bakeCuisine: american