Delightful Snowball Cookies


Snowball cookies, also known as Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cookies, are timeless treats that evoke cozy winter vibes and joyous holiday memories. These delightful little cookies, with their buttery texture and powdered sugar coating, are perfect for sharing with loved ones or enjoying by the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. In this blog post, we’ll explore the magic of snowball cookies and share a classic recipe for you to try at home.


– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for coating
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)

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1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar, mixing until a dough forms.

4. Stir in the finely chopped nuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.

6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set but not browned.

7. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.

8. While the cookies are still warm, gently roll them in powdered sugar until coated evenly. Place the coated cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.

9. Once the cookies are completely cooled, roll them in powdered sugar again for a snowy finish.

10. Serve and enjoy these delightful snowball cookies with a hot cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa.


Snowball cookies are a classic winter treat that never fails to delight with their melt-in-your-mouth texture and irresistible sweetness. Whether you call them Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, or snowball cookies, one thing is for sure – they are a beloved favorite for holiday celebrations and beyond. With this simple recipe, you can bring the magic of snowball cookies into your home and create cherished memories with family and friends. Happy baking!

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