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Dec 9, 2012

Chocolate Snowballs / Eggless Snowball Cookies - Easy Christmas Cookies

Baking a perfect batch of cookies is really a challenging task for me. Most of the time i end up with burnt cookies or my experiments on cookies like egg substitute, making it vegan ended up in grand failure :( Yes so many times wasted flour, sugar, butter, coconut flakes, chocolate chips etc n my energy too in baking cookies and after that completely stopped trying it. But I wanted to share some Christmas related recipes here, Christmas cannot be completed without freshly baked goodies. So last week i tried baking the easiest cookie recipe - Snowball Cookies. Yup, really its very easy, simple recipe with basic baking ingredients and i bet any one can bake this beautiful looking snowballs :)

Long back i won Taste of Home Cookies book as a giveaway gift by Jabeen. The book has more than 600 cookies/ biscotti/ brownies/ short breads n much more recipes. I love each n every recipe in that book n wanted to try few cookies n brownies. In that row, first i picked this easy n simple chocolate snowballs from that book.

The original recipe is with egg but i don't like eggs in cookies, so searched for eggless snowballs and got it here. Both the recipes are same except the egg n extra addition of chocolate chips. So i halved the original recipe and it came out perfectly. These snowballs are melt in mouth cookies, crunchy n very delicious. Its one of the best choice of edible gifts to present your loved ones for any special occasions or festivals. Do give it a try!!!

Ingredients (yield about 4 dozen)
  1. Original Recipe From the Book "Taste of Home Cookies"
  2. Unsalted Butter, softened        3/4 cup 
  3. Sugar                 1/2 cup
  4. Egg                     1 no.
  5. Vanilla Extract     2 tsp
  6. All Purpose flour       2 cups
  7. Salt               1/2 tsp
  8. Chopped Nuts           1/2 cup( i used cashew nuts n almonds)
  9. Mini Chocolate chips         1/2 cup
  10. Confectioner's Sugar       1/2 cup or as needed
For Eggless Chocolate Snowballs ( yield 20 golf ball sized cookies)
I just halved the above recipe, butter = 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg(for eggless version skip egg in this step) and vanilla mix everything well.
  • Combine the flour and salt, stir into creamed mixture.
  • Lastly fold in the nuts and chocolate chips and using hands mix everything to a stiff dough.
  • Then cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • After that remove the dough from fridge, roll into 1" balls.
  • Place 1" apart on baking sheets and bake it for 15-20 minutes. Mine took around 17 minutes.
  • Once done remove from oven to wire racks.
  • Cool cookies slightly before rolling in confectioners' sugar.

I refrigerated the dough for 1 hour.
U can use any desired nuts like walnuts, pecans etc.
I used regular granulated sugar for cookies, but u can also use powdered sugar.
You can roll the cooled snowballs in confectioners' sugar or simply sprinkle over it.


  1. Perfectly made, look so cute

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  2. perfectly done cookies.. Feel the Christmas!

  3. Perfect for the season.. Looks so nice and easy to make. Lovely presentation..

  4. These cookies look really nice, especially with the sugar dusting!

  5. christmasy looking delights; nice clicks

  6. Me too me tooo add me too in that tried a cookie and threw everything in the trash list. That s why i dont bake them anymore. But these are beauties Sangee.. simple and rustic looking!

  7. Beauties Sangee.. U got em perfect...

  8. Perfect, I wanted to bake these snow cookies before christmas

  9. Cookies looks soooooooo perfect...

  10. they r so so gorgeous n looks yumm

  11. wow waiting for this cookies after u posted on FB... really awesome one akka... but shall i avoid egg or can use egg replacer in this recipe???

    1. Yes Viji..u can completely skip egg n no need of egg substitute...Mine was eggless snowballs :)

  12. Wow wow.. these cookies look so tempting and delicious!!! very perfect for the season!!!
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  13. wow...
    cookies look delectable dear :)

  14. Cookies look perfect, my eggless venture has made throw some cakes when I have baked them with fruit purées, cookies have never been a problem but have spread out quite big, sometimes soft, but as I am not a great cookie eater, I always relay on family & friends for their feed back for posting if they like I post my recipe :)), Sangee beautiful clicks as well

  15. I wanted to try this for a long time. Very nicely done and beautiful presentation

  16. Perfect lovely treats... absolutely fantastic..

  17. Wow cookies look irresistible...
    Have a lovely week ahead:)

  18. Sangee these look so cute and love the chocolate chips and nuts in them :) looks like some hidden treats, perfect for christmas

  19. wow cute snowball,totally loved this post...

  20. Looks absolutely mouthwatering!!

  21. cookies look really yummy, especially pics r so cool..

  22. Perfect cookies.. beautiful pics :)


  23. looks so tempting and the eggless version sounds inviting...nice clicks

  24. So perfectly done and beautifully presented..

  25. Cute and very attractive chocolate snowballs, i dont mind munch some even its too late for me.

  26. Delicious snowballs...

  27. cookies looks very tempting and is making me hungry!
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  28. Cookies looks so tempting and lovely recipe...

  29. I also have the same experience. I always spoil cookies by over burning it. I just looked at the eggless snowball cookies. It seems easy and quick. I should try.


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