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green bowl of chocolate chip snowball cookies with powdered sugar sprinkled on top

Snowball Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This delicious and easy Snowball Cookie Recipe is perfect for Christmas! A quick butter cookie, a batch of these cookies can be whipped up from start to finish in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter salted or unsalted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2-1 cup sprinkles in colors of your choice optional
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips optional
  • powdered sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat butter and sugar with mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add in vanilla, mix well. Add in salt and flour, mixing until well combined. Mix in white chocolate chips, and if using add in either sprinkles and/or mini chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2" between each cookie.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until just starting to lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for at least 10 minutes. If desired dust with powdered sugar.
  • Store in airtight containers.


Yes, this recipe calls for one tablespoon of vanilla, that is not a typo.
Recipe adapted from Nestle


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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