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December 16, 2016

Eggless Snowball Cookies Recipe – Easy Christmas Recipes

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Easy Snowball cookies recipe with step by step photos and  a video !
Christmas is the perfect time for me to attempt some interesting cakes and cookies recipes. Last year during this time, I posted few Christmas special recipes like Gingerbread man cookies, Tutti frutti cookies, eggless tutti frutti cake, shortbread cookies, Kulkul , eggless rose cookies and some more. This year, I wanted to start my Christmas recipes with this easy, melt in mouth, most special snowball cookies recipe. Its a very simple cookie that can be made with easily available ingredients. Snowball cookies is also called as Mexican wedding cakes/cookies, Russian tea cakes. 

With lots of butter and nuts ( Pecan or walnuts)these cookies comes out with a melt in mouth texture and crunchy taste. Pecan nuts is widely used for the recipe. But I had used a combination of nuts which you can find in the ingredients list.These snowball cookies can be made without nuts as well. I followed the recipe from Classy cakes and watched You tube video by Jenny can cook. Even though this is my first try, I am completely happy with the result. Raksha loved it a lot and took it for her school snack box today. 

Do try this easy Christmas special snowball cookies recipe for your kids and enjoy the vacation. Lets check out how to make eggless snowball cookies with step by step pictures and a video !

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Snowball Cookies Recipe - Easy Christmas recipes

Snowball Cookies Recipe - Easy Christmas recipes Eggless snowball cookies recipe with step by step pictures and video
Cuisine: International
Category: Cookies
Serves: 14 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 240 ml
  • All purpose flour / maida - 1 cup
  • Softened Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
  • Granulated sugar - 2.5 tbsp ( Powdered sugar can also be used)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Salt - A small pinch
  • Chopped Nuts - 1/2 cup ( Pecan nuts is preferable, I used combo of walnuts, cashews, hazelnut and melon seeds)
  • Icing sugar or powdered sugar – 1/2 cup ( to coat the cookies)
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp ( optional)

  • Chop the nuts finely and keep aside. In a wide bowl, mix the softened butter, sugar, salt and vanilla essence. Beat well for 5 minutes. The mixture will become creamy.
  • Add maida, mix well. Add chopped nuts and mix well with your hands. Make a smooth , non-sticky dough. Dough should not be too wet and sticky. Some recipes call for refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes. But some recipes don’t say so. So I baked the cookies immediately using half of the dough. I wrapped the remaining dough in a cover and refrigerated it for 30 minutes.  Then made balls and baked it.

  • To make balls, take the cookie dough ( If refrigerated, thaw it for 10 minutes and then use it) and scoop out a tbsp of dough. Make balls and arrange them in a butter greased or butter paper lined baking tray. Leave half inch gap between each cookies.
  • These cookies don;t expand or flatten much as we have not used baking powder or soda. If your cookies flatten so much, then the quantity of butter is more. In that case, add more maida and sugar, proceed.
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180c and place the baking tray inside the oven.Bake at 180c for 10-12 minutes. Open the oven and touch one cookie,try to move it. If its too soft, immovable, sticky and doughy, bake for another 2 minutes else remove the baking tray and check the bottom of cookies.If its slightly golden in color, your cookies are done. These cookies would be very soft when hot. But it will continue to cook even after taking out from the oven.So do not over bake the cookies.Just 12 –14 minutes is sufficient. My cookies had some cracks on top.
  • Do not touch the cookies till it becomes warm. Take 1/2 cup of icing sugar in a wide bowl. Once the cookies turn warm, dip the cookies in the icing sugar and give one coating. Arrange them in a tray and let the cookies cool down completely. Again dip the cookies in the icing sugar and give the second coating. If you wish, you can go for third coating as well. Keep the cookies in a tray and serve them. These cookies stays good for 2-3 days if done properly.

Enjoy !

  • Do not over bake the cookies. It will turn hard and sometimes burnt. I baked it approx. 13 minutes.
  • The cookie dough I kept in the refrigerator baked quickly ( 2 minutes lesser) than the ones I baked without refrigeration.
  • Do not add more sugar than the mentioned quantity because we are coating the cookies with icing sugar.It will become over sweetened.
  • My cookies were mildy cracked.

Enjoy these delicious, melt in mouth cookies for your tea time!!

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