Bring the snow indoors with these classic snowball cookies! This easy recipe has a delicate crunch from the addition of cornmeal. Snowball cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or hot chocolate when you come in from making snowmen or—let’s be realistic—shoveling the driveway!
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Adjust rack to lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, and salt. Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture to form a soft dough.
Shape into 1-inch balls (using about 1-½ teaspoonfuls of dough per cookie), and space about 1-½ inches apart on large, parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly colored.
While cookies are still warm on the baking sheets, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar through a small sieve. When thoroughly cool, dredge them in confectioners’ sugar for a second coating.