grandma's snowballs

this is it. this is grandma's cookie recipe that us kids remember. back at a time when we hated anything with nuts, and coconut but i've already mentioned that many times, we devoured these cookies, always asking what was in them. and grandma never told - at least not me - because she knew if i knew, i'd never eat them again.

this year when i made them, i was thinking of my cousin megan, and sent her a picture. in the next couple days i had emails from megan and her brother asking if i have grandma's cookbook and could i please send them her cookie recipes!? which i did. it's nice to know that even though grandma's gone, we can all enjoy a little bit of christmas with her.

grandma's snowballs
makes 48

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
pinch salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
about 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling
  1. cream the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. mix in the flour, salt, and walnuts until combined.
  2. chill the dough for at least an hour.
  3. preheat your oven to 350F. roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a baking sheet at least 2 inches apart and bake 10-12 minutes or when they're lightly browned.
  4. a few minutes after the cookies have come out of the oven and are still warm, roll in powdered sugar. roll the cookies in sugar a second time when they're completely cool.
  5. store in an airtight container. cookies freeze well.


  1. My grandma used to make these, too! We love them and one of the cousins always tries to bring them to the Christmas gathering!

  2. Love these! I make them with pecans though. Either way, they are delish


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