Buttery Delicious Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

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These Snowball Cookies Without Nuts are great for Christmas parties and cookie trays. Nuts can be added if you prefer, but the nut-free version is just as melt-in-your-mouth-delicious and safer for any of your allergy-suffering friends and family.

Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

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Today, I’m beyond excited to share a recipe of one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies – Nut-Free Snowball Cookies. My Mom used to make these around the holidays. She would make all kinds of cookies and treats to share with neighbors and friends, but she always made a double or triple batch of these because our family would quickly devour them.

Picture this: bite-sized, sugary clouds of happiness that practically dissolve in your mouth, and the best part? No nuts! Whether you’re navigating allergies or just craving a nut-free delight, this recipe has been a game-changer in my kitchen. My family loves them as much as I did growing up. So, let’s don our aprons together and dive into the world of these cozy, homemade treats. Get ready for a baking adventure that’s not just delicious but also close to home! Don’t be surprised if you have to make multiple batches of these melt-in-your-mouth morsels of deliciousness!

Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Ingredients for Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

Other Names for Snowball Cookies

You may be thinking that you’ve seen these cookies before, but they were called something else. You’re right! Snowball Cookies are enjoyed all over the world and often served at weddings. Now, you know it’s a special cookie to be offered worldwide at such a celebratory occasion! Here are some other names for Snowball Cookies:

  • Russian Tea Cakes
  • Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • Swedish Tea Kades
  • Italian Snowball Cookies
  • Italian Wedding Cookies
  • Almond Melt-Aways
  • Butterball Cookies
Snowball cookies on a baking sheet

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Classic shortbread cookies coated in powdered sugar
  • Buttery melt-in-your mouth texture
  • Easy recipe using common ingredients

How to Make Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until softened and well combined.
Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.
Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and continue mixing until everything is blended together.
Using a separate medium sized bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix together until everything is well combined.

Roll the dough into 24 balls. Place at least 1-inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 9-10 minutes in preheated oven. They should be set and lightly golden brown on the bottom.
The cookies can cool on the baking sheet, or you can move them to wire racks to cool. They need to cool completely before adding the powdered sugar.
After the cookies have cooled, dust generously with powdered sugar using a small sifter.

dust the cookies generously with powdered sugar

This is the most fun part! Make it rain powdered sugar all over these delicious cookies!

Tips & Tricks

  • If you want to add nuts, you can add ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the recipe.
  • For a bit of crunch without the nuts, mix in mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candy, or toffee bits.

How to Store Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Simply thaw and serve when ready to enjoy!

Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

What to Serve with Snowball Cookies

These bites of deliciousness are great on their own, but here are some suggestions to pair them with:

More Holiday Cookie Recipes:

If you’re looking for more Christmas cookie recipes for a cookie tray or to make with your family this season, check out these recipes:

Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Melisha Kreppein
These Snowball Cookies Without Nuts are great for Christmas parties and cookie trays. Nuts can be added if you prefer, but the nut-free version is just as melt-in-your-mouth-delicious and safer for any of your allergy-suffering friends and family.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar plus extra for dusting
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until softened and well combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and continue mixing until everything is blended together.
  • Using a separate medium sized bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix together until everything is well combined.
  • Roll the dough into 24 balls. Place at least 1-inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes in preheated oven. They should be set and lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • The cookies can cool on the baking sheet, or you can move them to wire racks to cool. They need to cool completely before adding the powdered sugar.
  • After the cookies have cooled, dust generously with powdered sugar using a small sifter.

Notes

Tips & Tricks

  • If you want to add nuts, you can add ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the recipe.
  • For a bit of crunch without the nuts, mix in mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candy, or toffee bits.

Storage

Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Simply thaw and serve when ready to enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 2.7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6.2gCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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