Cinnamon Snowball Cookies

Photo: MaryannWimberly

Not sure where it first originated, but this recipe has been passed down through our family for generations and is a 'must' at the holidays.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 1 cup(s) Butter
  • 1-1/4 cup(s) Powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup(s) Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup(s) Uncooked old fashioned oats (Quaker Oats)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup(s) Ground walnuts
  • 3/4 cup(s) Ground pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Beat butter to cream. Add sugar, flour, salt, and spices gradually to butter, beating to blend well. Stir in oats by hand. Blend vanilla and ground nuts into mixture. Mix well. Shape dough to make balls 1/2 inch in diameter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 12 minutes. Transfer from cookie sheet to wire rack. When slightly cooled, roll in powdered sugar.

  3. Makes about 4 dozen.
December 2014

This recipe is a personal recipe added by MaryannWimberly and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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