Snowball Cookies

Madelyn Burstell

Mrs. Golrick, an AP Chemistry teacher, likes to make Snowball Cookies.  She says, “My mom has made them for Christmas as long as I can remember, and they are a favorite to make with my kids since they are super easy, and you get to roll them in powdered sugar (fun…and messy)!”

The recipe:


1 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 c. sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. softened butter, chopped
2 c. powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mix flour, walnuts, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Add butter and, using your hands, combine everything until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Form dough into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. When they’re still warm but cool enough to touch, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
  6. Set aside on a rack to cool completely. When cool, dust again in powdered sugar.