Snow Ball Cookie Recipe

I’m going to a couple of holiday cookie party exchanges in the next week.  The question is the same every year…

What cookies am I going to make?

Snow Ball cookies, italian wedding cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies

The other day, when we went to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our Christmas Tree, the sweet people who own the lot had a large plate of cookies and small cups along with hot coco.  How cute is that?  Right there beside the check out stand, and it hit me {not the tree, what kind cookies to make}. Have you ever had those little round cookies that are covered in powdered sugar?  Sometimes they are so tiny you can pop the whole thing in your mouth.  Sometimes, I even try to do that with the bigger ones {don’t tell anyone}.  Some people call them Italian Wedding cookies, they are also called Swedish Dreams and Mexican Wedding Cookies and the Snow Ball Cookie.

What ever you call them, they are yummy and the perfect cookie exchange cookie.

 I found a few recipes in old italian cook books and decided to come up with my own recipe, kind of blending them all together.  I needed the recipe to be easy since I would be making 12 dozen.


When I write it out it seems like so many.  Oh, maybe because IT IS!

Snow Ball Cookies with coffee

Snow Ball Cookie


1 Cup Softened Butter

1/4 Cup Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 Dash Salt

12 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar + more to roll cookies in

2 Cup All Purpose Flour, sifted

1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a baking sheet with baking spray,
  2. Blend together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt together until creamed smooth.
  3. Slowly add flour to the sugar mixture.
  4. Pour in enough milk to combine.  So the mixture is not crumbly.
  5. Add chocolate chips.
  6. Roll dough in to quarter size balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. When cookies have cooled roll in powdered sugar.



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