Snowball Cookies - My Favorite Holiday Cookies

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Liz Mays


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts optional, but recommended


  1. Mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla thoroughly.
  2. Stir flour and salt together; blend in. If adding nuts, mix those in as well.
  3. Roll dough in 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees, or until set but not brown.
  5. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely, and then roll in powdered sugar again.