Easy Four-Ingredient Snowball Cookies

I’m sure you have all seen the traditional Snowball Cookies, but since the recipes all call for nuts, they are a no-go for us. But I so love them and think they are perfect for Christmas time. They are so pretty and white and I love how they look mixed in with bountiful tin of Christmas cookies.

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Snowball Cookies - Nut Free and Made with Cake Mix!

While planning our Snow Party (details on that coming soon) I knew snowball cookies would be the perfect treat to add to our dessert table. But I had to get creative and come up with a recipe that would be just as yummy and pretty. I think I won that challenge!

They go perfectly with a tall glass of cold milk, and I personally think Santa would love them too!

Aren’t they pretty?? Almost too pretty to eat…but we eventually succumbed to the pressure! This is a gooey, cakey cookie, and it just melts in your mouth! The adults at our party enjoyed them just as much as the kids did!

Nut-Free Snowball Cookies made with Cake Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: about 3 dozen

Nut-Free Snowball Cookies made with Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except powdered sugar, on medium until well combined. Chill for thirty minutes. If dough feels sticky, add 1/4 cup flour or powdered sugar.
  3. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll dough in powdered sugar (optional) and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until the tops start to crack. (Don't let them get brown - it will ruin the "snowball" effect.
  4. Let cool on the cookie for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Dust with sifted powdered sugar.
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Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE snowball cookies, however my husband is NOT a big nut fan… So this is a great alternative. They look absolutely YUMMY and I only wish I could grab one off of the screen :)
    Can’t wait to hear more about your Snowball party!
    xoxo

  2. says

    I agree – they are almost too pretty to eat!! Almost! Wink! These look amazing Kristin – thanks for sharing this Christmas cookie recipe! I’ll add this to my go to holiday cookie recipe list! So fun to party again with you!!!! ~ Heather

  3. Tammy says

    I can’t wait to make these and may add just a bit of peppermint extract for a festive flavor :) Thanks for the easy recipe!

  4. tammy c says

    I just made these & they’re sooo delish! They taste JUST like the softest white cupcake WITH the frosting that you’ve ever had! Yes they’re so good they actually taste frosted. I doubled the recipe which gave me 3 dozen plus a few extra. I also added a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to ingredients & it helped alot w stickiness. I love this recipe so much i’m wondering if you could also get other flavprs just by swapping out white cake mix for a different flavor? I’m trying it w red velvet cake mix tonight! Thanks for this recipe

      • says

        I’m glad Tammy C asked this….I also have a couple of questions. I subbed the white cake mix with lemon, and I thought of adding powdered sugar to the mix too. Glad to see its a variation. But can the oil can be swapped with butter? I’m going to make them today. I’m really wanting to make a light pink cookie like this and right now the cake mixes are buy one get one free so I got a white one and will color the mix and the powdered sugar with drops of beet juice to pale pink….what do you think?

  5. says

    Hello….you don’t have to publish this comment, but I’m trying to make these now and the dough is so sticky I cannot roll it, even if I flour my hands and I added a bit of flour to the dough…I’m not a baker so don’t know how much would be too much or just enough, please advise asap….I’m stuck here ….

    • says

      Try adding another 1/4 cup of flour or powdered sugar. Also, be sure to chill for at least thirty minutes. The dough is slightly sticky, but should be rollable. :)

    • says

      nevermind….I had to flour my hands to roll each one and it was a delicate process. But I just had one and the lemon flavor is divine. Thanks for this recipe.

  6. says

    I doubled the recipe which gave me 3 dozen plus a few extra. I also added a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to ingredients & it helped alot w stickiness. I love this recipe so much i’m wondering if you could also get other flavprs just by swapping out white cake mix for a different flavor? I’m trying it w red velvet cake mix tonight! Thanks for this recipe

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