Snowball Cookies

I grew up in Minnesota and now live in Missouri. We only get back for Christmas every other year, and this year ain't it. So it is imperative that I bake all the holiday goodies I would have if I were Up North. Snowball Cookies are about as "home" as I can think. My Grandma Gloria made them. My mother would have tins of them in the garage (they are a great cookie to freeze and in MN, it is freezing in the garage). Since I have a ton of baking to do this holiday season, I decided to make these first.

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular sized and they still worked)

Combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixer. Add the flour, salt, nuts and chocolate chips. Roll into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min.

Take the cookies out of the oven. Allow to cool and roll in powdered sugar. They freeze well. If you want, wrap them up and put in the freezer. Or, if it is cold enough, in the garage.


  1. These look amazingly delish! Gotta try this recipe...wish me luck!!

  2. I have really got to try this recipe. I don't usually like snowball cookies, but when you add chocolate chips...welllllll I must try these.