There are only FIVE ingredients in these delicious, sugary little Snowball Cookies. They scream Christmas!
I’m here to deliver more Christmas cookies! This was the other creation that came from Alyssa’s and my afternoon of baking last Sunday. Like these Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies, this recipe requires only a few ingredients. The sugary deliciousness was off the charts!
In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and almond extract. Mix on medium speed until creamy.
Gradually add 2 1/2 cups of flour until combined.
Add 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Fold in the chocolate chips. Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar until coated (as displayed by the beautiful hand model below).
Place the balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Roll again in powdered sugar (twice, if you’re sugar fiends like us) and consume! YUM!
I may be back on before Christmas, but if not…MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wishing many blessings for all of you! Thank you for reading!
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Extra powdered sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar and almond extract. Mix on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add the flour until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using the palms of your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll the balls in a small bowl of powdered sugar until coated. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Let cool and roll in the powdered sugar again until coated. Serve!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is making homemade ice cream on Christmas eve. The tradition started at least as far back as my mom's grandparents (she isn't sure if it went back further than them). When I was small, we had a hand-crank maker, and I was always the last one to take a turn. It took me a while to figure out that was when the cranking was the hardest! The tradition continues, with newer more sophisticated makers, and more people joining the celebration. My kids both received ice cream makers for their wedding so they can continue the tradition too – and we needed their makers as we made 3 flavors this year – chocolate, coconut-raspberry, and grape sherbet. Happy Holidays!
These look incredible! From the title I thought you were going to do something else; growing up, my best friend's mom made Christmas Snowballs with peanut butter, Rice Krispies and coconut (among other things). But these look so great, too!
For the longest time (the last 11 years or so, and I'm only 21!), my Christmas tradition was to host an annual Christmas party with a very special group of girls that I've been friends with since elementary school. We're all in university now, and last year's party kind of flopped (there was some drama between us, and some people couldn't make it). So I decided not to host it this year – too much stress for too little fun – and was pretty bummed about it. Then, one of the girls that I still keep in touch with from that group said, "Lauren, since we're not having the Christmas party, why don't you and I do something special? Let's go volunteer somewhere!" So she and I went to the Food Bank and helped out for an afternoon, and we had a BLAST. We've decided to make that our new Christmas tradition, and I love it!
Just goes to show that even though Christmas has to change over the years, those changes aren't always bad.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for doing this contest, Megan – truly in the spirit of Christmas giving! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
These snowball cookies look amazing, and love the simplicity!!
Funny story…I love anything that has almond extract in it. When I take a whiff straight from the bottle, it takes me back to when I was a little girl watching my mom make all those wonderful Christmas cookies, the ones I make now for my family.
Now the funny part…once I was going out for dinner with a group to an expensive restaurant. I was dressed to the nines and wanted to impress. But alas, I was completely out of my perfume!! What to do?? Then it hit me…use almond extract as perfume!! I ran to the kitchen, grabbed my bottle, and dabbed some on my wrists and neck. I loved the smell, but what would everyone else think??
Hesitantly, I walked into the restaurant and approached our group. My fears immediately left when after my first hug I heard , "What is that wonderful perfume you are wearing?? You smell just like cookies!!"
I didn't share, just let them think it was expensive perfume. I smiled all night long!!
So, if you are ever in a pinch, dab on some almond extract, stand back and wait for the compliments!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!