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A stack of snowball cookies with half eaten cookie at the top.

Snowball Cookies

These addictive butter free and vegan Snowball Cookies are easy holiday dessert. It’s made with few simple ingredients and are filled with walnuts and rolled in powdered sugar. It’s great all year sweet treat but absolutely suitable as Christmas dessert because these looks so festive.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword how to make snowball cookies, snowball cookie recipe, snowball cookies with walnuts, vegan snowball cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 163kcal
Author Gunjan


Dry Ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oat milk
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For rolling


  • Preheat oven at 350-degree Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix it well with a spoon.
    dry ingredients.
  • In a blender combine all the wet ingredients andblend it smooth.
    blended wet ingredients.
  • Now, fold in wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and form a dough like soft batter.
  • With the help of a cookie scoop place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet. Now, take each cookie ball between your palms and gently shape them round without breaking. Place them again on the cookie sheet. Bake it in the middle rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies dries up at the top and the bottom becomes brownish. Turn it off and bring it out. Place it on a flat surface and let it cool down for 5-10 minutes. (Do not overbake).
  • Now, take the powdered sugar for rolling in a bowl and roll each cookie generously in it without breaking the cookies. Place the cookies on a flat surface and let it cool down further to room temperature.
    rolling in powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy immediately or store for later use.


  • For storing: Store these cookies at room temperature for a day in an air tight container or freeze them for a month in a freezer bag. Simply thaw them to room temperature by placing them outside the freezer on a counter. You may also refrigerate them for a month without rolling in sugar. When ready to serve just bring them to room temperature and roll in powdered sugar, enjoy.
  • The banana should be ripe but not over ripe or else the cookie will have a strong taste of banana.
  • This recipe makes 12 cookies and the serving size is 1 cookie per person.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg