Gram's Snow Balls

Gram's Snow Balls

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"Ever year at Christmas my Gram would make her snow balls. She's gone, but making and eating these cookies with my children brings back lots of great memories."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 92 cals

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Mix together all ingredients except the confectioner's sugar. Roll dough into small balls and place on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Roll in confectioner's sugar while cookies are still warm.
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  1. 13 Ratings

~KC~formally YoungCook

I changed a few things on this recipe to make it the way my grandmother made them. With these changes i assure you, you cant go wrong. the directions are a little vague so here is my way. i mixed 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2tsp salt and set aside. then i mixed 1cup of butter with 1 egg white and 1 1/2tsp vanilla. Then i added 1/3cup of powder sugar(aka confectioner's sugar) then i added the flour mixture and 1/2-1cup of finely chopped walnuts. i rolled them into small balls, a little smaller than a golfball and baked them at 400F (205c) for 8-10min then i rolled them in more powder sugar (confectioner's sugar) to coat. these are great cookies with a slight crumble. full of flavor if you fallow the changes i made.


These have become my favorite! I just ate about 10! I can't keep my hands out of the cookie tin. My daughter helped me make them, they are very simple, and simply delicious. As a co-worker exclaimed, "they just explode in your mouth!" We rolled them twice in the powdered sugar to really make them "snowy". I am so glad I came across this recipe. It will be a part of my Christmas portfolio now!


The balls are small and gimpy. We took them out early, but at the recommended time and temperature they probably would've caught on fire. They tasted like crackers covered with icing sugar. There is only one tsp of sugar for the whole recipe! I would never make these again.