Recipe By Christy
Published Jan 30th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 84 servings Calories 81.2

The old-fashioned snowball-shaped shortbread cookie.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, or more to taste
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Beat butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and walnuts until dough is just-combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, about 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Pour 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll hot cookies in confectioners' sugar to coat; cool cookies completely and roll again in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 81.2
  • Carbohydrate 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol 11.6 mg
  • Fat 5.4 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.9 g
  • Sodium 0.8 mg
  • Sugar 2.3 g


  1. Great recipe, just lacking vanilla. Also I always make them with a walnut piece in the middle. I prefer it more than small pieces all through the cookie. The shortbread texture is much more enjoyable that way.
  2. I only wanted to make a small batch so I selected the option to adjust the number of servings. It automatically adjusts the amount of each ingredient. It was a total fail. The dough just melted. A total waste of my ingredients and my time. If you choose to follow this recipe, I would not - Read more ...
  3. Needs vanilla.
  4. these are very easy to make but I cut back on the butter to as needed because a pound of butter is alot!! and I used only 3 1/2 cup of flour..
  5. I used 3 1/2 cups of flour and cookies came out very dry. Also used pecans instead of walnuts. They do taste good.
  6. So easy to make and the entire family loved them. For some reason they took longer to bake than what is stated in the recipe.
  7. Easy and delicious. added 1/2 tsp. almond extract and delivered almonds. they were a hit.
  8. I made them & they were delicious! The only modification I mad was I added more walnuts.
  9. I will absolutely make this again. This was delicious!
  10. Easy to make and my family loves any cookies with nuts. These cookies would be pretty for a bridal shower or a baby shower and let's not forget Christmas!

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