Christmas snowball cookies recipe

Our Christmas snowball cookies make an adorable homemade Christmas food gift, or a cute addition to your sweets spread come Christmas Day. Just don't throw them.

  • 40 mins preparation
  • Makes 40 Item
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  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (110g) pure icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (150g) walnuts, roasted, chopped finely
  • 2 1/3 cup (350g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (120g) pure icing sugar, extra


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 100°C (160°C fan-forced). Line large oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter, extract and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in the walnuts and flour.
  • 3
    Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls; place about 5cm apart on prepared trays. Bake for about 12 minutes or until biscuits are pale golden. Cool for 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Gently roll biscuits in sifted extra icing sugar. Place on wire racks to cool.
  • 5
    Dust again with sifted icing sugar just before packaging or serving.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

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