These Macadamia & White Chocolate Snowball Cookies are quite something! Not only do they look festive and winter-y, they also taste incredibly comforting! The buttery and tender texture of these melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookies makes them absolutely addictive !!!!!
These Macadamia & White Chocolate Snowball Cookies – also known as Russian Tea Cookies or Mexican Wedding Cookies – are the perfect last minute Christmas Cookie! They really take no time at all to make – no rolling out, no fiddly business. They are always a huge hit with my family and I not only bake them for Christmas but all throughout the year! There´s something about the combination of white chocolate, roasted macadamias and vanilla that just takes me back to my childhood. Seriously, taking a bite of these Snowball Cookies is like a warm hug from granny – one of the loving, soft and comforting ones without any cheek pinching involved.
You should really try these Snowball Cookies yourself! They can be stored in an airtight container for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Macadamia & White Chocolate Snowball Cookies
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts chopped and roasted
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Additional powdered sugar for rolling the cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, cream the ½ cup sugar, vanilla, salt and butter using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
Gradually add the flour and mix until well combined.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chopped nuts and white chocolate chips.
Chill dough in the refrigerator until firm.
Form into balls using about 1 level tablespoon of dough and place on ungreased cookie sheets, preferably lined with parchment.
Bake for about 12 -15 minutes, or until just set, but not browned.
Cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar, and place on a rack to cool.
Once cooled completely, dust them with icing sugar and store them in an airtight container.