Snowball Cookies

These Snowball Cookies are a classic for Christmas, and can be made with any type of nut.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snowball cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 196kcal


  • 10 oz all-purpose flour by weight (or 2 cups, if measuring)
  • 2 cups finely chopped pistachios (or other desired nut)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk to combine the flour, pistachios, and sugar. 
  • Add the butter and vanilla, and mix with a hand mixer until it comes together as a cohesive dough.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls, and place on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until fully cooked through in the center. 
  • Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle, then roll the cookies in confectioner’s sugar while still warm, until generously coated. Enjoy!


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg