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Easy Snowball Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Erin Morrissey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


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!



  • 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.

  • Category: cookies, holiday, whole wheat
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

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