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Christmas Snowball Cookies

Christmas Snowball Cookies are my mom's recipe full of red and green M&Ms! This easy cookie recipe is perfect for the holidays and can be made with any color candy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 109kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar do NOT pack your powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour do NOT pack your flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini M&Ms any color
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preaheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour, salt and mix until the dough comes together. **This will take a minute or two with a stand mixer. If you’re using a hand mixer it can take even longer. Get your hands in there if it’s not mixing up. Eventually it WILL come together like a cookie dough.** Stir in the M&Ms.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon balls of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for just 5-10 minutes, until you can handle them. Fill a small bowl with 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.)
  • Cookies can be frozen for up to one month (you may need to re-roll them in powdered sugar after defrosting). Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg