Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies

Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies

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"An easy mix-and-bake recipe my grandmother used to make every Christmas! This yummy recipe, containing cream cheese and almond extract, makes moist, flavorful snowballs that are a different twist on your traditional snowball cookie!"


30 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl, stir in the walnuts, and set aside.
  2. Beat the shortening, butter, cream cheese, and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is creamy and thoroughly blended. Mix in the almond extract, vanilla extract, and flour; stir to combine. Scoop up dough by rounded tablespoons, and roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies turn slightly golden at the edges, about 6 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for about 1 minute, then roll in the confectioners' sugar-walnut mixture while still a little warm.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I added the whole box of cream cheese, they are a lot softer and if you like cream cheese this was great to have the extra! I also had to cook mine for 8-10 mins Excellent recipe, my mom liked ...

So awesome! The only thing I would suggest is to refridgerate the 15 minutes before so they stay in the same shape. Also, I needed to cook mine for about 8-10 minutes; not 6. I keep them cold in...

THESE ARE AMAZING! I love Mexican Wedding Cookies and these are similar with the addition of cream cheese and more cake-like--- which is better! I doubled the recipe for holiday cookie plates. M...

These were SO GOOD! I used all butter (no shortening) and they came out great; the cream cheese flavor isn't too strong but definitely gives the cookies a nice flavor and texture. I would reco...

I didn't use any nuts, but instead added a small package of chocolate pudding to the mix and also added chocholate chips at the very end, before baking. I rolled them in the confectioners sugar ...

Exceptional! I use Cinnamon-Sugar instead of Powdered Sugar to roll them in.........GREAT!!!!!

Moist and yummy. A wonderful alternative to the original snowball. After reading the reviews I did refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes and that helps keep the snowball together. I did opt to ad...

Supposed to get 24 cookies but instead I got 30 and yet had to bake them for 15 min. and still they were very doughy... The almond extract taste was overwhelming! Will never make them again.

These were easy to make, kids could help with rolling into balls because the dough is not messy. Love the cream cheese flavour and tenderness. I took these to a cookie exchange and everyone else...