Cinnamon Snowballs


This is my son’s favorite Christmas cookie.  The recipe only makes a couple of dozen if you make them as big as I do.  Ideally, they should be made smaller but we like them bigger.  These freeze really well after baking.


Cinnamon Snowballs

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Heat oven to 300º.

Beat butter until creamy.

Sift together 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter. Blend well.

Stir in oats. Blend in vanilla and nuts. Mix well about 5 minutes.

Shape to form small balls ~ I use a small cookie scoop.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from sheets.

While hot sprinkle with 1/2 remaining sugar. Cool and sprinkle again.

Makes 2 to 4 dozen depending on size.



2 thoughts on “Cinnamon Snowballs

  1. These look delicious. I needed one more cookie to add to my list for this year and I think these might just be it. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your blog. I’ve been checking it out for awhile, but this is the first time I’ve posted a comment. You have some great recipes.

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