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18 Best Snowball Cookies Recipes You Will Love

Snowball cookies are a unique type of cookie that is popular for many reasons. They’re very sweet, indulgent, and the perfect treat to serve at parties and for a light dessert.

Another reason why they are so popular is that their recipe can be changed in all sorts of ways to make exciting, new desserts. 

18 Best Snowball Cookies Recipes You Will Love

Here, we will be looking at some of the best snowball cookie recipes out there. This way, you can find the best recipe to try out yourself!

There are plenty to choose from so check out the list below! 

1. Classic Snowball Cookies

First, check this recipe for a batch of classic snowball cookies. 

This recipe will show you how to make the perfect batch of snowball cookies from scratch.

There are no extra ingredients, flavors, or textures – just a recipe for normal, traditional snowball cookies. 

If it’s the classic flavor and taste of snowball cookies you are after, then this easy recipe will show you how to make them in just a few simple steps.

It’s a great starting point if you have never made snowball cookies before and once you have perfected it, you can move on to some more exciting recipes. 

2. No Nuts Snowball Cookies

Classic snowball cookies contain pecans (or some other kind of nut) but due to things like allergies, not everyone can enjoy classic snowball cookies.

If you need a recipe for a nut-free version of snowball cookies, then this is the one for you! 

This recipe is super easy to follow and provides you with all the alternative ingredients you can add to make a batch of nut-free snowball cookies.

This way, everyone can tuck in and enjoy the fruits of your hard work! 

3. Vegan Snowball Cookies

Classic snowball cookies are also made using a lot of animal products (like butter, eggs, and milk).

This makes them unsuitable for people who follow a vegan diet – and so, a lot of people need to switch their traditional snowball recipe for something more vegan-friendly. 

This recipe will leave you with a batch of vegan-friendly snowball cookies that will fit for the everyone to consume. 

4. Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Everybody loves chocolate, right? Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors around the world because of how rich and sweet it is.

It’s the perfect flavor for indulgent desserts and treats, and this extends to snowball cookies. 

Chocolate snowball cookies are the ultimate indulgent version of this classic treat.

If you love chocolate and snowball cookies, then it just makes sense to combine the two together!

5. White Chocolate Snowball Cookies

White chocolate is a sweet but delicate version of traditional chocolate. It’s popular with adults who love treats with a floral taste.

So, it’s often added to a lot of different desserts and treats. 

This includes snowball cookies.

While classic chocolate snowball cookies are popular with children, adults may prefer the more delicate and mature white chocolate version of the snowball cookie. 

6. Peppermint Snowball Cookies

A lot of people tend to bake and eat snowball cookies around Christmas (after all, they literally have ‘snow’ in their name!).

This has led a lot of people to try combining snowball cookies with other traditional Christmas flavors and one popular choice is peppermint. 

Peppermint snowball cookies have a sharp, refreshing flavor to them which makes them stick out as a dessert.

If you are looking to try something new and exciting this Christmas, then peppermint snowball cookies are definitely worth the try! 

7. Lemon Snowball Cookies

If you love the sharp, refreshing flavor of peppermint snowball cookies, then try lemon snowball cookies too! 

Lemon is a popular citrus flavor used to make bright, eye-popping desserts that stand out against conventional sweet cakes and treats.

Although it’s not popular with everyone due to how sour and sharp lemon can be, it’s a great choice if you want to serve some snowball cookies in the middle of summer! 

8. Orange Snowball Cookies

Orange is a popular flavor in desserts thanks to its bright, vibrant flavor.

This citrus fruit stands out against others when it comes to flavors because it’s so universally loved without being too sour or too sweet.

Oranges are refreshing to enjoy in the summer, and are a cozy flavor to enjoy in the winter, making it one of the few flavors that work all year round! 

So, it makes sense to add some taste of orange to your snowball cookies. This recipe will help show you the best way how – so give it a try! 

9. Strawberry Snowball Cookies

When it comes to fruity flavors, there is one that stands out from the rest – strawberry.

Strawberry is a popular flavor in all kinds of foods and sweet things like ice cream, milkshakes, cookies, cakes, and more.

So, it’s no surprise that strawberry snowball cookies are so popular. 

If you love fruity, sweet cookies, then this recipe is definitely one for you to try out.

10. Walnut Snowball Cookies

Most classic snowball cookie recipes use pecans, but a lot of people actually prefer snowball cookies that are made with walnuts.

They’re richer and nuttier than pecans and bring a very unique flavor to the cookie. 

So, if you love nutty cookies, try out this easy recipe for some walnut snowball cookies! 

11. Gingerbread Snowball Cookies

Gingerbread is a classic cozy flavor that many people love to enjoy around the holidays.

Whether it’s at Thanksgiving or Christmas, gingerbread is a comforting flavor that is added to popular desserts around this time. 

This includes snowball cookies. They can be made with spices like cinnamon and ginger to create a warm, rich treat.

If Gingerbread is one of your favorite flavors, then definitely try out this recipe for some delicious gingerbread snowball cookies! 

12. Pumpkin Spice Snowball Cookies

Another popular holiday flavor is pumpkin. 

Pumpkins are closely tied to Halloween and Thanksgiving so it makes sense to make pumpkin spice snowball cookies around these times.

They’re rich and sweet and super delicious! They’re also very easy to make as you don’t need to get your hands dirty with any pumpkin filling, so check out the recipe above!

13. Jam-Filled Snowball Cookies

This version of strawberry snowball cookies takes things in a different direction. Instead of a dry, flaky cookie, this type of snowball cookie is filled with gooey strawberry jelly that makes it moist and sweet.

It’s the perfect surprise addition to a traditional snowball cookie and changes its texture for something more moist and delicious!

Of course, this type of cookie may be more difficult and messy to make – but the results are worth it. 

14. Coconut Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are well known for their distinctive appearance.

They look sweet and soft thanks to all that sugary texture – but this recipe takes this to the next level.

Sweet coconut flakes are added to the exterior to add more texture and cement this snowball-esque appearance. 

If you love the novelty of snowball cookies, then coconut snowball cookies are a great alternative recipe to try.

Not only do they look super cute but they taste sweet and tropical! 

15. Almond Snowball Cookies

Marzipan is a comforting flavor most associated with Christmas.

It gets its unique flavor from almonds so if you want to ramp up the Christmas spirit in your snowball cookies, try using almonds to get that distinctive marzipan taste. 

This recipe will show you how to get an amazing marzipan flavor by using almonds in your snowball cookies. It’s easy to do so give it a try. 

16. Marshmallow Snowball Cookies

This type of snowball cookie plays it loose with the ‘cookie’ elements but it’s still a great dessert to try – and there’s no baking involved! 

Instead of relying on flour, this recipe uses extra chocolate, Graham crackers, and sweet marshmallows to make a s’more-like version of the snowball cookie.

It’s rich and indulgent, and the perfect feel-good sweet treat! 

17. Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies can be a bit dry in texture and this is not always to everyone’s tastes.

If you are wondering how to make your snowball cookies taste moister, then try this recipe for cream cheese snowball cookies. 

It’s rich and creamy, and helps you make a soft batch of snowball cookies! 

18. Rainbow Snowball Cookies

This recipe helps bring a ton of color and fun to your snowball cookies. It’s a great idea if you are serving your cookies to kids at a party or gathering at any time of the year. 

You can also use any kind of sprinkles you like – so your snowball cookies can be any color you desire! Of course, if you can’t choose one color, pick them all by going with rainbow sprinkles!


So, those were the 18 best snowball cookie recipes! 

As you can see, there are lots of different ways you can make your very own batch of snowball cookies. Think about your favorite flavors and what you want out of your snowball cookies.

Then, take a look at the options above, pick out your favorite recipes, and give them a try! Happy baking!
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