These little snowball butter cookies will literally melt in your mouth. They are soft, dusted in a coat of powdered sugar and are just the right blend of sweet and buttery.
Their texture is really hard to compare to other holiday cookies, but what I can say is, if you like a classic holiday butter cookie then you will LOVE these snowball cookies. My hubby and kiddos could hardly keep their little hands out of them. They are a bit messy to eat but I like to think that just adds to the enjoyment. Seeing the little crumb trails and sugar fingerprints make the fun of baking even that much more enjoyable during the holidays.
Baking and eating is a big part of our holiday traditions. Candies, cookies and homemade breads are a staple, and even better, super giftable! If you’re like me, I love baking and giving treats as gifts. A little surprise in the mailbox for your postal carrier or your banker is just the ticket for making them smile during the holiday season, and a small token of gratitude for their services throughout the year.
These little bite sized Snowball Butter Cookies would make the perfect little addition to your little treat packages or cookie exchange!
Another yummy and giftable holiday classic is this Amish Cinnamon Swirl Bread which also happens to be hubby and kiddo approved!
Snowball Butter Cookies
- Electric Mixer
- 1 Cup Unsalted butter softened
- 1.5 Cups Powdered Sugar save 1/2 cup for rolling
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and powdered sugar until creamy.
- Add salt and vanilla extract, and beat until combined.
- Add flour and beat on low until combined.
- Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, or until firm.,. m
- Preheat oven to 350 °
- Roll chilled dough into 1in balls and bake for 8–10 minutes or until a very light golden brown
- Remove from oven and allow to cook for a few minutes before rolling in the powdered sugar set aside. Let cool completely and roll in sugar a second time