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Snowball Christmas Cookies

Christmas Italian Wedding Cookies (Vegan)

The best vegan Italian wedding cookies recipe a.k.a. Christmas snowball cookies made with walnuts and hazelnuts then coated in fluffy powdered sugar like a snowball. One bowl, only 7 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes start to finish. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Christmas cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 484kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1.5 cups vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts (or almonds)
  • 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp almond extract)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar + more for dusting


  • Preheat your oven to 325”F.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and 3/4 cup of the powder sugar until fluffy. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and then little by little add the ground walnuts and hazelnuts. Mix until combined.
  • Start adding in the flour little by little until mixed in.
  • Prepare your largest cookie sheet and using a small spoon form the cookies into rounds, the size of a golfball or smaller. You should have about 45 cookies.
  • Arrange all the cookies on the baking sheet without touching each other. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool off for a few minutes before rolling them over in powdered sugar. Dust with more powdered sugar on top before serving.  


  • You can replace the walnuts and hazelnuts with a mix of your favorite nuts, pistachios, almonds and pecans work well here too. Maybe even add a handful of mini chocolate chips into the mix.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.4mg