Mom's Christmas Snowball Cookies

Mom's Christmas Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Sharon Perez


My earliest memories are of my family making these at Christmas time. Now that my parents are no longer with me. When I make them, my parents are with me in my happy childhood memories.


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make 2 1/2 dozen
10 Min
20 Min


  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    coursely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Mom's Christmas Snowball Cookies


  1. Cream butter, three tablespoons powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in flour and nuts. Shape by hand in to walnut sized balls. Place on ungreased sheet pan. All of the cookies will fit on one sheet pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool cookies on sheet pan for 10 minutes. Roll cookies in remaining powdered sugar that has been sifted.Enjoy!

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About Mom's Christmas Snowball Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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