Snowball Cookies

Every year my family makes the same Christmas cookies. And every year, we put them in the same Christmas containers. The same cookies, in the same containers. Every year. It’s a tradition and we love our tradition!


These are (I think) my favorite cookie. They’re melt in your mouth good, packed with chocolate, walnuts, and buttery goodness, and I’m positive they wouldn’t taste nearly as good if it weren’t the holiday season! They’re great too because they yield so many, so they’re perfect for giving away – which is by far the best reason to make holiday cookies  I highly suggest making these, but before you get started, check your fridge and make sure you have 3 sticks of butter.

Mini Chip Snowball Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels and nuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight containers (preferably your favorite holiday container).