Merry Christmas! Today I am sharing my favorite Christmas cookie recipe: jam-filled snowball cookies! You may remember my “snowball surprise cookies” that have a chocolately surprise in the middle, but I prefer to fill them with jam. My favorite jam to use is strawberry – yum! These snowball cookies are buttery and flaky, with a few pecans to give them a little crunch. Roll them twice in powdered sugar for a sweet coating.
I wish you and your families and friends a very Merry Christmas!!
Jam-Filled Snowball Cookies
Serves: 12 cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup powdered sugar, plus extra for coating
- 1 and ⅛ cups all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup strawberry jam
- Cream together softened butter and powdered sugar in a standalone mixer on medium speed, then add the vanilla.
- Whisk flour and salt in a separate bowl, and add slowly to mixer.
- Once blended, add the milk.
- Gather in a ball with hands and wrap in wax paper.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
- Once chilled, break off 2-inch pieces of dough with your hands.
- Massage into a ball by using your hands and rolling between your palms.
- Slice each ball in half.
- Using your thumbs, make an indentation in the center of each half.
- Add one half of a teaspoon of jam to each half, then press back together and pinch the seam with your index finger and thumb all around the ball.
- Gently roll the ball with your hands to smooth out the ball.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack, then coat each ball with powdered sugar by rolling them around in a shallow bowl.
- Cool for 30 minutes, then roll in the powdered sugar for a second coat.
- Store in an airtight container for 1 week, or up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
Makes 12 cookies
Love the idea of these! They look wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
What a great idea to stuff these snowball cookies! Hope you had a lovely Christmas 🙂
Next year I MUST stuff my snowballs…excellent idea, Kristi!
Snowballs are my favorite cookies! I made some for Christmas this year, too. I never thought about filling them, though. Great idea!
I can not get your recipe to download when I click the link. I would appreciate you sending it to me.
I just updated it, thanks!
The pecans aren’t mentioned in the directions. What do you do with them?
When do you add the pecans?
Sorry about that – you can add them directly to the batter with the flour 🙂
can I substitute butter and flour for the powdered sugar in the batter?
It will need some kind of sugar to be sweet
Read with glasses on..I added 1 andx1/3 cups flour…just added a bit more milk