Cinnamon Snowballs

Let it snow with these Cinnamon Snowballs in holiday season!

Let it snow!

Let it snow with these Cinnamon Snowballs this holiday season! A longtime favorite, they are not too sweet, have a great cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, and are somewhere between chewy and crunchy. And this batch is not only gluten-free but dairy-free and vegan too!

The origins of this recipe: my Aunt, who got it from a Swedish friend she met in weaving class in the 1970s… seriously, that’s where we got it from. Beyond that, all I know is that we’ve been making them for as long as I can remember and they are really yummy!

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cinnamon snowballs
Cinnamon Snowballs

Recipe

 

Cinnamon Snowballs
 
Let it snow with these Cinnamon Snowballs this holiday season!
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Recipe type: Bakery, Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Serves: 48 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened (I used Earth Balance soyfree sticks).
  • ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1½ cup flour (I use GF Jules gluten-free flour)
  • ¾ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup pecans, finely chopped 
(You could use only one type of nut if that's what is available)
  • 
1/4 tsp salt
  • 
1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 
3/4 cups (or more) confectioner's sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Beat butter until creamy
  3. Sift together (I just mix with a pastry cutter) the confectioner's sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter
  5. Blend well.
  6. Stir in oats
  7. Blend in vanilla and nuts
  8. Mix well (about 5 minutes)
  9. Shape to form small, marble sized balls
  10. Place these on an ungreased cookie sheet
  11. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes
  12. Remove the cookies from cookie sheets
  13. Cool then gently
  14. Roll in confectioner's sugar

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