Easy Snowballs


The old-fashioned snowball-shaped shortbread cookie.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
84 servings


  • 1 pound unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, or more to taste

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and walnuts until dough is just-combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, about 10 minutes.

  4. Pour 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll hot cookies in confectioners' sugar to coat; cool cookies completely and roll again in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 84
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.