Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies No Nuts

Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies No Nuts are sweet, buttery, delicious cookies that melt in your mouth! These snowball cookies without nuts are also egg-free and so easy to make! 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies No Nuts

Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share another delicious and EASY cookie recipe from Cara’s Christmas Cookie Countdown.

For today’s Christmas cookie recipe, I’m sharing one of the best holiday cookies ever – Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies Without Nuts.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying a Snowball Cookie, you’re gonna want to stop what you’re doing, grab all the ingredients, and make these Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies ASAP.

These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are a delicious, sweet, and buttery cookie that literally melts in your mouth.

These snowball cookies without nuts are egg free, making them great for people with food allergies, and super easy to make!

Keep reading below for the full recipe or check out my step-by-step video tutorial over here.

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Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

These Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies without nuts will quickly become one of your favorite Christmas cookies.

They’re just so delicious with the powdered sugar and the fact that they look like little snowballs makes me love them even more.

These snowball cookies can easily be made in under 30 minutes time making them a great cookie choice for the busy holiday season.

Plus they taste incredible and literally melt in your mouth!

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What are Snowball Cookies?

Snowball Cookies are buttery, shortbread cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar to resemble snowballs.

Other Snowball cookies names that you might have heard before include:

  • Russian Tea Cakes
  • Wedding Cookies
  • Butter Ball Cookies

What are Snowball Cookies made of?

These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are made with just a few, simple ingredients including:

What flour do I use to make snowball cookies?

You can use self-rising flour or all-purpose flour in this cookie recipe.

Traditionally snowball cookies are made with all-purpose flour and no rising agent, but I personally like to use self-rising flour as it makes them puff up a bit (like snowballs) and creates a more tender cookie.

You can read more about why I use/recommend self rising flour in cookies here.

Feel free to use whichever you have on hand and they’ll be delicious either way!

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Snowball Cookies No Nuts

Why make snowball cookies without nuts?

Well, although many traditional snowball cookies recipes often included chopped nuts in them, this snowball cookie recipe is great for people with nut allergies, or those who simply don’t like nuts in their cookies.

My husband is one of those people, so very rarely do I make cookies with nuts in them.

Plus, the addition of mini chocolate chips tastes heavenly in this snowball cookie – especially when eaten warm and gooey from the oven.

They remind me of eggless cookie dough which is one of my faves!

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Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies – Tips for the Best Cookies

These cookies are SO easy to make and require minimal ingredients and effort! That said, here’s a few quick tips to ensure your cookies turn out great.

  1. Mix the Dough Until Smooth
  2. Chill the Dough for 5 Minutes
  3. Let the Cookies Cool for 5 Minutes Before Coating in Powdered Sugar

Do You Have to Chill The Cookie Dough for Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies?

The great thing about these chocolate chip snowball cookies is they don’t need to be chilled for hours or overnight before baking.

All you need is to pop them in the fridge for or 5-10 minutes or so while your oven preheats to ensure they maintain their puffy, snowball shape.

How Long Should I Chill My Snowball Cookie Dough?

Because of the ingredients, these snowball cookies are a more dense cookie and won’t spread as much as regular cookies.

This means you don’t have to chill your snowball cookies for very long before baking them.

5-10 minutes is all you really need.

After preparing your snowball cookie dough, I recommend scooping and rolling out your cookie dough balls, placing on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and refrigerating for 5-10 minutes before baking.

You could even chill them while you are pre-heating your oven to save time.

How Do I Coat/Decorate My Snowball Cookies?

Coating these chocolate chip snowball cookies couldn’t be more simple with two easy methods I’ve included below.

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How to Coat Snowball Cookies – 2 Ways: 

Method 1 – Roll Cookies In a Bowl

For that classic snowball look (and the most coating), rolling your cookies in a bowl full of powdered sugar is the way to go.

Fill a shallow bowl with powdered sugar and while the cookies are still slightly warm from baking, roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar, coating each side well.

You can also roll it again in the powdered sugar after the cookies have cooled, which really gives it an even prettier, snowball look.

Method 2 – Sift Powdered Sugar on Top

Alternatively, if you want a more “dusted” look and less sugar on your cookies, you can use a sifter and sift powdered sugar on the tops of your cookies.

This method is a little less messy, looks pretty, and is a way to make these chocolate chip snowball cookies with a little less sugar.

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Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies FAQ’s

Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding snowball cookies.

What flour do I use to make snowball cookies?

You can use self-rising flour or all-purpose flour in this cookie recipe.

Traditionally snowball cookies are made with all-purpose flour and no rising agent, but I personally like to use self-rising flour as it makes them puff up a bit (like snowballs) and creates a more tender cookie.

You can read more about why I use/recommend self rising flour in cookies here.

Feel free to use whichever you have on hand and they’ll be delicious either way!

Why are my snowball cookies dry or crumbly?

If your dough is dry/crumbly most likely you added too much flour, powdered sugar, or didn’t mix the dough long enough.

Dry/crumbly dough can also happen sometimes due to the weather or humidity.

To prevent this from happening, make sure you don’t pack your flour and powdered sugar when measuring it out, and if you have one I’d recommend weighing your ingredients with a food scale for best results.

Second, continue mixing your cookies until a thick cookie dough is formed.

Because your cookie dough doesn’t have a binder ingredient from the egg, it does take a few minutes to come together.

Initially your dough will look crumbly and dry, but continue mixing and I promise it will come together.

Tip: If after following the steps above your dough is still dry and crumbly, add water to your batter 1 tsp at a time, mixing with a spoon or your hands until the dough is a good consistency.

My snowball cookies spread – what went wrong?

If your chocolate chip snowball cookies spread after baking it’s likely because you didn’t use real butter or your butter was too soft/melted.

For this recipe I don’t recommend using margarine, only real butter.

If your cookie dough is a bit soft after mixing it together, place in the refrigerator for 5-30 minutes until the cookie balls are nice and chilled.

Chilling the dough will help ensure the cookies don’t spread when baking and they will bake uniformly.

The powdered sugar dissolved on my snowball cookies, what went wrong?

If the powdered sugar dissolved – you rolled your cookies in the powdered sugar too soon.

Let your cookies cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are warm to the touch and can be easily handled.

You can also roll your cookies twice, if you really want to give your cookies double the snowball appearance.

Can I Freeze Snowball Cookies Without Nuts?

Yes! These chocolate chip snowball cookies without nuts freeze great and can be frozen for up to 1 month.

When freezing these cookies you can freeze them 2 different ways.

  1. Freeze cookies without powdered sugar, and then sugar them when you thaw them out
  2. Freeze coated cookies and once thawed, add a little additional powdered sugar on top

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More Snowball Cookie Recipe Ideas – Variations

Can I add nuts to snowball cookies?

Yes! If you prefer the nutty, traditional snowball cookies, simply add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans.

Can I add sprinkles to snowball cookies?

Yes!  If you’re making these snowball cookies with your kids or for a fun Christmas party, feel free to add in 1/4 cup of your favorite festive-colored sprinkles to add some color.

These would also be fun with confetti sprinkles for a birthday party.

Can I switch the chocolate chips with something else?

Yes! Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips.

I think caramel chips or even butterscotch chips would be yummy!

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How to Make Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies Without Nuts

Below you’ll find step-by-step instructions and photos on how to make these delicious and easy chocolate chip snowball cookies without nuts.

Be sure and check out the recipe card for full details and to print and pin the recipe. And if you like to follow along, check out my step-by-step video tutorial over here.

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Step 1: Prepare Cookie Dough

First preheat your oven to 375°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl and electric hand mixer to combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix together until dough forms.

Next, add in flour a little at a time and continue mixing until the dough is smooth.

The dough will appear dry and crumbly at first, but keep mixing until it reaches a smooth dough consistency. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips.

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Step 2: Form Into Balls + Chill for 5 Minutes

Next, use a small cookie scoop to form about 1 tablespoon size balls of dough.

Place on your parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.

Because these cookies don’t spread when baked, you can place them close together.

I was able to put all 14 cookies on one large baking sheet.

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Step 3: Bake Cookies & Cool for 5 Minutes

Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes in a preheated oven, until the bottom of your cookies are a light golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes.

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Step 4: Coat in Powdered Sugar and Serve

While cookies are cooling, place 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.

Next take your slightly warm cookies and roll each cookie in the powdered sugar until well coated.

If desired, you can coat the cookies again after they have cooled, or if you want less powdered sugar on them, use a sifter and sift on top of the cookies on the baking sheet.

Serve cookies warm and enjoy!

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Snowball Cookies Recipe (No Nuts) With Video

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Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies No Nuts

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies Without Nuts are sweet, buttery, delicious cookies that melt in your mouth! These snowball cookies are nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make! 

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl and electric hand mixer to combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix together until dough forms.
  • Next, add in flour a little at a time and continue mixing until the dough is smooth. The dough will appear dry and crumbly at first, but keep mixing until it reaches a smooth dough consistency. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Next, use a small cookie scoop to form about 1 tablespoon size balls of dough. Place on your parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes while pre-heating your oven to 375 degrees F. Because these cookies don’t spread, you can place them close together. I was able to bake all 14 cookies on one sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven, until the bottom of your cookies are a light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, or until they are still warm and you can handle them.
  • Place 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each cookie in the sugar until well coated. If desired, you can coat the cookies again after they have cooled, or if you want less powdered sugar on them, use a sifter and sift on top of the cookies only.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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Notes

Flour Tips:

  • You can use self-rising flour or all-purpose flour in this recipe. Traditionally snowball cookies are made with all-purpose flour and no rising agent, but I personally like to use self-rising flour as it makes them puff up a bit (like snowballs) and creates a more tender cookie. Feel free to use whichever you have on hand and they’ll be delicious either way!
  • Make sure to not pack your flour and powdered sugar for this recipe, otherwise your dough will turn out too dry/crumbly. See my tips in the FAQ’s/Answers section in the post.

Storage Instructions:

  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze leftover cookies for up to 1 month in a freezer safe bag or container in one of two ways:
    1. Freeze cookies without powdered sugar, and then sugar them when you thaw them out
    2. Freeze coated cookies and once thawed, add a little additional powdered sugar on top

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