Ever year at Christmas my Gram would make her snow balls. She's gone, but making and eating these cookies with my children brings back lots of great memories.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Mix together all ingredients except the confectioner's sugar. Roll dough into small balls and place on cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Roll in confectioner's sugar while cookies are still warm.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. 6.5 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
I changed a few things on this recipe to make it the way my grandmother made them. With these changes i assure you you cant go wrong. the directions are a little vague so here is my way. i mixed 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2tsp salt and set aside. then i mixed 1cup of butter with 1 egg white and 1 1/2tsp vanilla. Then i added 1/3cup of powder sugar(aka confectioner's sugar) then i added the flour mixture and 1/2-1cup of finely chopped walnuts. i rolled them into small balls a little smaller than a golfball and baked them at 400F (205c) for 8-10min then i rolled them in more powder sugar (confectioner's sugar) to coat. these are great cookies with a slight crumble. full of flavor if you fallow the changes i made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2002
The balls are small and gimpy. We took them out early but at the recommended time and temperature they probably would've caught on fire. They tasted like crackers covered with icing sugar. There is only one tsp of sugar for the whole recipe! I would never make these again. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
I changed a few things on this recipe to make it the way my grandmother made them. With these changes i assure you you cant go wrong. the directions are a little vague so here is my way. i mixed 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2tsp salt and set aside. then i mixed 1cup of butter with 1 egg white and 1 1/2tsp vanilla. Then i added 1/3cup of powder sugar(aka confectioner's sugar) then i added the flour mixture and 1/2-1cup of finely chopped walnuts. i rolled them into small balls a little smaller than a golfball and baked them at 400F (205c) for 8-10min then i rolled them in more powder sugar (confectioner's sugar) to coat. these are great cookies with a slight crumble. full of flavor if you fallow the changes i made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
I changed a few things on this recipe to make it the way my grandmother made them. With these changes i assure you you cant go wrong. the directions are a little vague so here is my way. i mixed 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2tsp salt and set aside. then i mixed 1cup of butter with 1 egg white and 1 1/2tsp vanilla. Then i added 1/3cup of powder sugar(aka confectioner's sugar) then i added the flour mixture and 1/2-1cup of finely chopped walnuts. i rolled them into small balls a little smaller than a golfball and baked them at 400F (205c) for 8-10min then i rolled them in more powder sugar (confectioner's sugar) to coat. these are great cookies with a slight crumble. full of flavor if you fallow the changes i made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2002
These have become my favorite! I just ate about 10! I can't keep my hands out of the cookie tin. My daughter helped me make them they are very simple and simply delicious. As a co-worker exclaimed "they just explode in your mouth!" We rolled them twice in the powdered sugar to really make them "snowy". I am so glad I came across this recipe. It will be a part of my Christmas portfolio now! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2002
The balls are small and gimpy. We took them out early but at the recommended time and temperature they probably would've caught on fire. They tasted like crackers covered with icing sugar. There is only one tsp of sugar for the whole recipe! I would never make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
This is also my favorite but I use chocolate chip instead of nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
These are great to make especially if you have a good electric mixer with a paddle. It literally took minutes to mix and was fun for the grandchildren to help with. I have made these in the past with pecans peppermint candies(crushed) chocolate chips(minis) but the wasnuts are my favorites. I made a double recipe last night and not one was left tonight!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
yummm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
These were great. After reading some of the other reviews I was a little leery but thought it was worth a shot. They turned out fabulous way yummy. I would just warn what may have happened to one of the reviewers it is didn't ball up--DON'T melt the butter. Use the same method you would do a pie crust. Cut the butter into the flour and other ingredients. Thanks B. Bell...this is one of my favorites Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2009
It never would thicken to where I could roll it in balls. I was able to salvage it by finding a different recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2011
I don't understand the bad reviews. These were fantastic and easy to make! Read More
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