Snowball Cookies

Yummy crunchy snowball cookies!



They are very tasty, and I made them by myself with Mommy.  The cornmeal makes the especially crunchy, too!


  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar (we use light brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (we use fresh-ground whole-wheat flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

confectioners’ sugar, for finishing cookies

snowball cookies before baking.jpg


Adjust rack to lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, and salt.  Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture to form a soft dough.

Shape into 1-inch balls (using about 1-½ teaspoonfuls of dough per cookie), and space about 1-½ inches apart on large, parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly colored.

While cookies are still warm on the baking sheets, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar through a small sieve. 

snowball cookies in tin

About 3 dozen.


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