These 'snowballs' will add an attractive contrast to your holiday cookie selection with their round shape and powdered sugar coating.

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10 mins
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10 mins
30 mins
60 servings


Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Beat butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels and nuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 14.1mg; sodium 61.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

Rating: 4 stars
They were a little dry but had a nice texture. I didn't have mini chips so I used large ones instead. I also substituted toffee bits for the nuts. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I substitute 1/2 c. of cocoa powder for 1/2 c. of the flour, and stir in green mint chips. Then after the cookies have cooled for 3-4 minutes, I GENTLY shake them in a bag of powdered sugar. When they cool completely, I put them back in the bag and gently shake again. My family devours these every time !! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are fabulous! When I was a kid my mom made Russian teacakes at Christmas and I never liked them-they're too bland. I was thrilled when I found this recipe which is similar but actually has some flavor. I add some cinnamon to mine-maybe a teaspoon, I never measure. My 8 year ols son loves these! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I used walnuts as the nut and thought the chocolate chips totally overwhelmed where you couldn't taste the walnuts. Some of my cookies were larger and the middles didn't get done. I was hoping you could taste the nuts more, so only gave this a '3'. Very similar to choc chip cookies. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These cookies were a dry cookie and a little crumbly but they have a good flavor. Almost the texture of a pecan log but with mini chocolate chips. Read More