Stuffed Snowballs

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The Snowball just got stuffed! These Stuffed Snowballs are filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! They start with my mom’s favorite snowball cookie recipe and I stuff them with candy; there’s not much better than that!

If you’re looking for an easy Christmas cookie, look no further!

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Snowballs. Butterballs. Russian Teacakes. Mexican Wedding Cookies. I never know what to call these cookies. The have so many names it’s like they’re felons or something.

I grew up eating these cookies at Christmas, but that’s not why I made them. I realized I haven’t talked books in awhile and I really wanted to introduce you to a series I really, really loved. In order to that, I needed to bake something, of course.

The series (and the name of the first book) is called Perfect Chemistry, by Simon Elkeles. It’s a trilogy of young adult books (I can’t seem to get enough of those lately) about three brothers who fall in love. The brothers are Mexican and come from the rough side of town. Of course, the girls they fall for are the total opposite of them (rich white girls) and trouble ensues. But, you should never judge a book (or a person) by it’s cover, because the Fuentes brothers have a lot of layers to them.

And you shouldn’t judge these cookies that way either.

Because these cookies have a secret. They’re stuffed.Reese's Stuffed Snowballs |

With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Oh, yes I did.

They are buttery, nutty, sugary cookies stuffed with a peanut butter cup and rolled in more sugar.

You’re welcome.

Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Cups. *Swoon*

Squish some dough flat and place a peanut butter cup on top. Add more dough on top (c’mon, it’s the holidays, calories don’t count!) and roll them into a ball. Super easy!

Now you have a great cookie to eat and a great series to read. Don’t say I never did anything for you!

Seriously, these books are great. Cute, quick reads. Because who has time for War and Peace when you have stuffed cookies to make?

If you love snowball cookies be sure to check out my ultimate guide of snowball recipes!

How to make the perfect STUFFED snowball cookies:

  • Don’t pack your flour or your powdered sugar or your dough won’t mix up.
  • If you’re having trouble with the dough mixing, just keep stirring. It takes a long time for this dough to come together, especially if you’re not using a stand mixer.
  • You can use any kind of candy you want in the middle. I like Rolos too!
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Stuffed Snowball Cookies

If you love snowball cookies, these STUFFED SNOWBALLS are the perfect addition to any cookie platter. The basic recipe is stuffed with a peanut butter cup!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 176 kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup finely chopped nuts pecans, walnuts, or almonds
  • 24 miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or other small candy of your choice, unwrapped
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Preaheat oven to 375°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Stir in the nuts. If dough is too soft, chill it until you can work it easily with your hands.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and flatten with your hands. Place 1 miniature Reese’s on top. Take another tablespoon of dough, flatten it, and lay it on top the peanut butter cup. Press the sides together and roll to form a sealed ball of dough. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for just a minute, until you can handle them. Fill a small bowl with additional powdered sugar and roll each cookie in the sugar until coated. Place on a rack to cool. (Once cookies are cooled, you may want to re-roll them in more powdered sugar.)
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 505mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

See more of my snowball recipes here!

If you love snowball cookies, be sure to try Peppermint Pecan Snowballs, Chai Spiced Snowballs or others of mine:

Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Snowballs

Chocolate Covered Snowballs

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Snowballs

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  1. You are speaking my language here Dorothy! Sharing on Facebook today and pinning of course 😉

  2. These look wonderful Dorothy! Will have to add to my list of things to bake! thanks for sharing!

  3. You had me at Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup! That is the best kind of surprise to have inside!

  4. Pure deliciousness…I am making these guys!

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  7. These look amazing, but do you have to add nuts? We don’t eat a lot and I don’t keep any handy in my pantry. Just wondering what you thought they would taste like without them? Thanks!

  8. I’ve never had time for “War and Peace” but I think I’ll take the time for these cookies. 🙂 Thanks!

  9. We called these Rum Butter Balls because my mom’s recipe called for rum extract, but she always substituted real rum. They made the house smell like Christmas when they were baking. This version of yours looks divine and I’m looking forward to trying them–thanks for sharing!

  10. Added this amazing recipe to my holiday baking this year. It was a huge hit! Easy & delish! 5 stars

  11. What type of butter and flour do you use in this recipe?

    • Hi Ashley! I use salted butter and all-purpose flour (that’s my standard, unless otherwise noted). You can use unsalted butter, but you’ll want to add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to make up the difference. 🙂 Enjoy!

  12. My mom always made these for Christmas too and now they are my favorite. She called them snowballs and instead of nuts she put chocolate chips in the dough!

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  14. Oh my god… Just, oh my god. These are incredible. I made these as well as your Rolo Stuffed Snowballs and your Russian Teacakes, and I have to keep out of the kitchen in order to stop myself from eating the whole plate. I gotta say though, it took me a long while to roll all that dough into balls, flatten them, and sandwich a Reese’s/Rolo in there. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  15. Thumbs up! A little too dry the first time I made them, but I didn’t include the nuts.  Second time, I did include chopped pecans, decreased flour to 2 cups and baked them a few minutes less….turned out much softer.  Love them with the peanut butter cups!! I will make these every year 🙂

  16. Looks and sounds great. Gotta try them!

  17. Can these be frozen and how do you wrap them to freeze if they can be frozen?  Otherwise, we would eat them before Xmas.

  18. I cant wait to make these! All my faves in one!

  19. The cookies look amazing, gonna try em later this week! I love reading and baking, so this was the perfect post for me… I’m re-reading the southern vampire series right now. The one True Blood is based on, (Only it’s a BILLION times better of a story than that series!!)

  20. I just made these and they were amazing! 🙂

  21. Yes Pat. They can be frozen. I put mine in a plastic container with a lid. Take them out a day or two before serving.

  22. I have tried all the variations of snowballs and loved them all! I also tried one by adding apple pie spice and it was good also. Thank you so much for the delicious recipes! Keep them coming. Thank You!

  23. That looks so dilicious..I’ll try to make it this coming Dec. ,  thanks for sharing your worderful ideas!

  24. I don’t know if I did something wrong but I did not have enough dough for all 24 peanut butter cups. I could only make 17. I used 2 tablespoons for each piece as directed. Any ideas where I went wrong?

  25. Just made these and followed the recipe and the dough was really crumbley and took awhile too cook once we had it made into balls. Also the dough taste really bland. And I had to make a second batch of dough because the first batch did not make enough for 24 Reese’s cups. The only thing left out was the nuts. Big disappointment!

  26. Very easy to make, very, very delicious.

  27. Very dry and crumbly hard to even form into ball. Seems like its missing something to bind them together

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