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Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect bite-sized treat to serve up for the holidays. These are a nut-free recipe and perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday parties!

christmas snowball cookies with Christmas m&m's inside

Peanuts are a staple with many holiday treats which is why we make treats that are allergy friendly in our home since my son has a peanut allergy.

While M&M’s packages do say they “may contain peanuts” we haven’t had any issues with the regular M&M’s. However, if you are concerned, you can swap the M&M’s out for another Christmas candy such as the Christmas Sixlets and get the same outcome.

So, if you are ready for a classic snowball cookie for the holidays, say no more!

christmas snowball cookies with christmas M&M's inside

Christmas Snowball Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract is best but you can also use imitation vanilla or substitute for almond extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Christmas M&M’s (or Christmas Sixlets for those with food allergies)
christmas snowball cookies on plate

How to Make Christmas Snowball Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350° and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Do not use wax paper as it will burn in the oven.

Using a stand mixer, add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Stir well until fluffy.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour and salt.

Carefully tap in the flour mixture about 1 cup at a time, into the wet ingredients until all flour is in the mixture. This helps avoid a dust cloud and keeps you from getting flour all over the kitchen.

Mix until the dough comes together.

Add in the M&M’s and gently fold in by hand until combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons) and roll them in your hands to form a ball. Then place them on the
prepared cookie sheet about 2″ apart from each other.

christmas snowball cookies on plate

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly brown.

Remove from the oven and place on cooling racks for just 5-10 minutes.

In a small bowl add your remaining powdered sugar, then roll each cookie in the sugar until coated on the outside.

Serve immediately and Enjoy! You can also store these in an airtight container for later or wrap for gift giving!

christmas snowball cookies

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christmas snowball cookies on plate
christmas snowball cookies with Christmas m&m's inside

Christmas Snowball Cookies

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Christmas Snowball Cookies are the perfect bite-sized treat to serve up for the holidays. These are a nut-free recipe and perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday parties!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup Christmas M&M's
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Do not use wax paper as it will burn in the oven.
  2. Using a stand mixer, add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Stir well until fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  4. Carefully tap in the flour 1 cup at a time, until all flour is in the mixture. This helps avoid a dust cloud and keeps you from getting flour all over the kitchen.
  5. Mix until the dough comes together.
  6. Add in the M&M's and fold in by hand until combined.
  7. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons) and roll them in your hands to form a ball. Then place them on the prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart from each other.
  8. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and place on cooling racks for just 5-10 minutes.
  10. In a small bowl add your remaining powdered sugar, then roll each cookie in the sugar until coated on the outside.
  11. Serve immediately and Enjoy! You can also store these in an airtight container for later or wrap for gift giving!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consultant with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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