Snowball Cookies

This easy snowball cookie recipe has a delicate crunch from the addition of cornmeal. The snowball cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or hot chocolate when you come in from making snowmen!

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Sam Jones


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup unsifted confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
confectioners' sugar, for finishing cookies


Adjust rack to lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.


About 3 dozen.

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The pictures indicate the

The pictures indicate the dough rises when it is baked, but no baking powder is mentioned.

The cookies did not rise, but

The cookies did not rise, but the ample powdered sugar does make them look as if they did. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Easy snowball cookies

Easy snowball cookies

Love these 'Snowball cookies'

Love these 'Snowball cookies' ...they are always an easy add...and everyone always loves them...ty :)