Cinnamon Snowballs

Let it snow with these Cinnamon Snowballs in holiday season!

A longtime holiday favorite!

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
 
A longtime favorite, these cookies are not too sweet, have a great cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, and are somewhere between chewy and crunchy.
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Recipe type: Bakery, Dessert, Cookies, Hoilday
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan Optional
Serves: 48 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened (If butter, I use 1 stick unsalted, 1 stick salted; I've also used Earth Balance soyfree sticks).
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1½ cup flour (I use GF Jules gluten-free flour)
  • 
1/4 tsp salt
  • 
1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup quick cooking gluten-free oats
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup pecans, finely chopped 
(You could use only one type of nut if that's what is available)
  • 
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 or until set. Cookies will seem soft, but will harden as they cool.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Gently roll in confectioner's sugar.
  14. Store in air tight container.

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