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Snowball Cookies

Prep Time:

10 mins.

Cook Time:

35 mins.


20 cookies


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Swans Down® Cake Flour
  • 1½ cups walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar for coating


  1. PREHEAT oven to 300°F.
  2. MIX together flour, walnuts, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add vanilla extract. Add butter in little pieces and combine everything together with clean hands until the mixture looks like a coarse meal with nut bits in it.
  3. FORM the dough into small balls no larger than a walnut and place on the cookie sheet, spaced at least an inch apart from each other.
  4. BAKE approximately 30-35 minutes.
  5. WHILE still warm, but cool enough to touch, roll the cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Set on wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, dust with confectioners’ sugar again as needed.

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