Monday, December 3, 2012

Eggless Snowball Cookies | Holiday Baking

Blink and December is here already and with it,the festive spirit too.With a definite chill in the air and a holiday atmosphere all around,this has got to be my favorite month of the year.I shook myself and got out of my baking sabbatical,for Christmas is too dear and precious that I had to start baking!
Snowball Cookies
I had bookmarked these cookies long back from Simply Recipes and these turned out delicious.They look so Christmas-ssy too!

A simple cookie with added crunch from cashewnuts and flavored with vanilla and drenched in powdered sugar,these make for a great homemade gift as well.

Eggless Snowball Cookies
Recipe source - Simply Recipes

Ingredients(makes 22-24 cookies)

Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Cashewnut - 3/4 cup,chopped
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Butter - 113 gms
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Powdered sugar - 1 cup


Preheat oven to 150C.
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In a mixing bowl,mix together the dry ingredients - flour,cashewnuts,sugar and salt.
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Mix in butter and vanilla and knead lightly with your fingertips till you get a smooth dough.
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Make small balls of the dough and place on a cookie tray with an inch of a space between each cookies.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
As soon as the cookies are baked,place them on a wire rack and when they are still warm but cool enough to handle,roll them in powdered sugar.
Place them back on the wire rack to cool completely.
Snowball Cookies Notes

  • The original recipe called for Walnuts which I replaced with cashew nuts,I reduced the amount used too since I didn't have enough cashews.This resulted in a cookie with a cashew crunch in every bite.
  • I felt the dough was a bit sticky and hence refrigerated the dough for 20 minutes till it was sturdy enough to handle,don't be tempted to add more flour since it would result in hard cookies.


  1. looks super cute Divya and very easy one too

  2. Those cookies look superb,plumpy and light..perfect for the season

  3. looks it..;)

  4. Wow Divya,
    I just love these cookies...I used to always have some while I was in hostel in kerala.

    I might just try these this weekend, have a lot of baking plans myself!


  5. Cute and stunning snow ball cookies, prefect for christmas celebration too.

  6. lovely snow balls ...

  7. I wanna make a snowman... I'll be using this recipe to make it. Will share the final pic soon :)


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