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Polish Snowball Cookies Recipe That’s Perfect For Christmas!

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Polish snowball cookies are a quick and delightful recipe that is used particularly during the Christmas season. It requires very few easily available ingredients and tastes amazing. All that you need from your pantry is all-purpose flour, walnuts, butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. You don’t even need cookie cutters for this recipe because you form the ball shapes with your hands.

The Polish snowball cookies have a nice dusting of powdered sugar on them so they look like little snowballs. They taste delicious and are perfectly themed for the Christmas season. Easy to store, fast to make, you will find that these are a great addition to the Christmas festivities.

Polish Snowball Cookies Recipe That’s Perfect For Christmas!

Part I – Knead The Dough

Use a large bowl. Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 cups of ground walnuts, 7oz (200 gms) of soft butter, a pinch of salt, and 2 tsps. of vanilla extract in the bowl and knead the dough. You can use a food processor for this.

Ingredients for Polish snowball cookies.
Ingredients for Polish snowball cookies.

Part II – Preheat The Oven To 300°F (150°C).

Preheating the oven is essential for all baking recipes. It ensures that the oven is at the right temperature when you put your cake or cookies in. In this case, the oven will heat up while you shape the cookies.

Part III – Form Small Balls With The Dough

During the next step, form small balls with the dough. These balls should be about the size of a walnut. You can even make them smaller.

Part IV – Place The Balls On A Baking Tray

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. This will prevent the Polish snowball cookies from sticking to the baking tray. Place the balls that you have formed on this. Bake them for 30 minutes.

Form small balls with the Polish snowball cookie dough
Form small balls with the Polish snowball cookie dough.

Part V – Coat The Balls With Powdered Sugar

When the balls are hot, coat them with powdered sugar. The heat will ensure that sugar melts and sticks to the balls. Set them aside to cool.

Coat the balls with sugar when they are hot.
Coat the balls with sugar when they are hot.

Part VI – Coat The Balls Again

Once the balls are completely cool, coat them with powdered sugar once more. This will ensure that the Polish snowball cookies have a nice dusting of sugar on them so they look like snowballs.

Polish snowball cookies after their second coating of powdered sugar.
Polish snowball cookies after their second coating of powdered sugar.

Polish Snowball Cookies FAQ

Can Walnuts Be Replaced In This Recipe?

Yes. The walnuts can be replaced with other nuts. Make sure you use nuts without skin for this recipe.

My Polish Snowball Cookies Keep Falling Apart. What Am I Doing Wrong?

The Polish snowball cookies are very fragile. So you need to be careful when you handle them after they are baked. Don’t press the cookies when coating them with powdered sugar. Try rolling the cookies in the sugar instead.

How Do You Store Polish Snowball Cookies?

There are two things that you need to know about the cookies. One is that they are very delicate and the second thing is that they are coated with sugar. Since they are fragile you need to handle them with care when storing them. Place them in an airtight container. This will ensure that the water in the atmosphere does not make the sugar on the cookies moist. 

Yield: 35 cookies

Polish Snowball Cookies Recipe That's Perfect For Christmas!

Polish Snowball Cookies Recipe That's Perfect For Christmas!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of ground walnuts (300g/11oz)
  • 7 oz/200g of soft butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsps of vanilla extract or 2 tbsps of vanilla sugar

Other

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Knead the dough.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  3. Form small (walnut-size or smaller) balls from the dough.
  4. Place the balls on the baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. When the balls are still warm, coat them with powdered sugar.
  6. Do it again when they are completely cold.

Notes

  1. You may replace walnuts with other nuts (without skin).
  2. The snowball cookies are very fragile, so be careful when coating them in powdered sugar. If you press too hard, they will fall apart.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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