Ginger Snowball Cookies

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Ginger Snowball Cookies


  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter for 30 seconds or until creamy.  Add 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, dark brown sugar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  3. Mix on medium speed, scraping sides of bowl with a spatula, until creamy and mixed well. 
  4. Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Mix for 8-10 minutes or until mixture resembles cookie dough. Scrape sides of bowl with spatula every 2-3 minutes.
  5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon at a time, roll between palms of hand and arrange on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until bottom of cookies are golden.  Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.  Dust with confectioner’s sugar and place on cooling rack to cool completely.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Ericka Sanchez @nibblesandfeasts.

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Dec 14, 2023

these present well for holiday trays. The flavor of the cookie is very very good and a nice change of pace from the usual butter/nuts of christmas. However that being said, I did up the spices out of preference and glad I did. The problem I had when I stirred up the 'dough' is that the only liquid in these is the butter. I re-read the recipe because the 'dough' was just so very very crumbly. I always cream my butter very well so my butter was not hard to begin with. I then searched the internet for other recipes and most call for molasses instead of the brown sugar. That makes sense, as it does add a bit more liquid. I was afraid that the dough would be hard after working it so much. They definitely were a crunchy more than crumbly cookie. I will use this recipe but next time sub out the brown sugar for molasses.

Sweetalk member
Dec 02, 2020

Yum! Looks delicious.

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