Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies
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Prep: 10 min
Bake: 35 min
Yield: 20 cookies
Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, these nutty, sugar-dusted goodies are in demand on party tables from Christmas and winter holidays through to Cinco de Mayo and summer barbecues. They're easy to make and pack for traveling to parties and potlucks, and also easily customized with different kinds of nuts and extract flavorings.
Ingredients
  • 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 temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for coating
Directions
  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.
Reviews
  • K Smith says:

    I noticed this recipe didn’t say to sift the flour. Is this correct or was it a misprinted.

    • Swans Down says:

      Hi K, You should always sift the flour at least one time before using as it does settle and compact during shipping and shelf time. This recipe does not require you to sift an additional time before measuring. Happy baking!

  • Joann Bologns says:

    I all ready signed up but no notice on my Emails

    • Swans Down says:

      Hi Joann, We’ll forward your info to the appropriate department. They will be able to see if your your email address is on the mailing list. Happy baking!

      • Swans Down says:

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  • Barbara Peterson says:

    I have used Swansdown flour for years and everything I bake comes out great every time!
    Wish I could purchase it in a 5 pound bag, instead of the boxes. I live in a senior community and I am the only one who still bakes. I bake and give the employees my cookies and cakes to show my appreciation for all they do for us here.
    Keep up the good work!
    Barbara Peterson

  • Matti Taylor says:

    Making a pineapple upside down cake now. I had forgotten about this flour ( I do not usually bake). I did make one not long ago and it was delicious!

  • Janet says:

    They melt in your mouth!

  • Bobbie Ray says:

    These cookies are absolutely delicious. I have used Swans .Down Cake Flour for years and love all the new recipes. Thank you.

  • Kathy Rippy says:

    Been a long time since I used it. Just the 2 of us now.

  • Bertha Parrish says:

    Swansdown is all I’ve ever used for my cakes.

  • Shari McCartney says:

    Swans down is my only baking flour. Always turns out perfect ! No need for any other kind..thank you Swans down 💖

  • Curtis says:

    Super easy. I put the sheet of rolled cookies in the refrigerator until I was ready to bake.

  • Martha Kimbrough Mulling says:

    I love Swanson; I bake for extra money and I love it. I really have never used any other brand of cake flower except Swans Down; this is what my awesome baking mama used. Never had an error, yet; Swans Down never failed me.thanks for sharing your recipes as I haven’t tried any yet. If you come across the old lemon cheese cake icing for the 50’s please let me know at marti_mulling@yahoo.com.

    • Swans Down says:

      Hi Martha, Thanks for being a loyal Swans Down baking enthusiast. We’re looking into the lemon cheesecake icing. Happy baking!

  • London Beltran says:

    There are so many yummy things you can make with this one very ingredient! You won’t regret it once you taste the great master piece you have made!

  • Mary Quellar says:

    Yummy

  • Mary says:

    My Mother used to use this product !!!

  • Melinda Ferris says:

    I love to bake, it’s been a long time since I use Swansdown.I anxious to start using it again.

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