Snowball Cookies

2:17 PM


I love shortbread cookies. Generally, I'm not really a fan of buying packaged cookies from the store, mostly due to me loving to bake them myself. Not to mention, they're kind of expensive. While stumbling through the black hole that is Pinterest, I came across this recipe from Cooking Classy for snowball cookies. They seemed easy enough to make so I tried it. I almost wish I hadn't because they are almost too good. (If that's such a thing?) I shared some with my mom and aunt yesterday. Both loved them so much they asked for the recipe and my mom is making them today.

I might have made a bit of a mess with the powdered sugar.

I definitely plan on making these again. I think the flavors could be easily be changed using different extracts. In fact, I plan to try it.


1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar, for coating


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter on medium speed until creamy, about 20 seconds. Blend in 2/3 cup powdered sugar and salt. Mix in vanilla.
Sprinkle cornstarch over mixture (just so it doesn't blend into one area) then with mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour and mix just until combine. Scoop dough out 1 Tbsp at a time and roll into a ball, then place balls on Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake in preheated oven for 16 - 18 minutes, until bottom edges are lightly golden (these are a cookie that I think are best when they aren't moist in the center so I'd say don't under bake them. These actually are a cookie that are meant to be dry. Dry but a melt in your mouth kind of dry).
Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes then while cookies are still warm, pour 2 cups powdered sugar into a bowl and roll cookies in powdered sugar.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool then once cookies are cool, roll in powdered sugar once more, this time to generously coat (I pressed it into the powdered sugar to give it a thick coating.
Store cookies in an airtight container.

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