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Mint colored bowl full of mint snowball cookies with ingredients around the bowl and one snowball cut in half to show filling

Mint Snowball Cookies Recipe

Mint Snowball Cookies are soft chocolate cookies coated in powdered sugar. They are inspired by traditional Russian tea cakes but with no nuts! They are rich with a hint of mint from Andes baking chips mixed into the dough. Snowballs are an easy cookie to make and perfect for the holiday season!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 85kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I used Special Dark, use your favorite
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour measured correctly (spoon and level, do not pack)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Andes mint chip pieces
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling (about 1 - 1 1/2 cups)


  • Preaheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Stir in the Andes mint chip pieces. If dough is too soft, chill it until you can work it easily with your hands.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon balls of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown and the tops are no longer glossy. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes, until you can handle them. Fill a small bowl with 1 cup 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.)



Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg