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Pumpkin Spiced Snowball Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Spiced Snowball Cookies Recipe

But First Desserts
Pumpkin Spiced Snowball Cookies are a neat spin on the holiday snowball cookies my grandma used to make. She called them "snowball cookies" but they are also referred to as Russian Teacakes. You can also check out my Christmas Kiss Surprise Snowball Recipe here.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Cookies & Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 32 snowballs
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • Coating with 1 C powdered sugar & 2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar, and vanilla until combined and fluffy.
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop some dough into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
  • Place onto the cookie sheet.
  • Repeat until all the dough has been rolled into a ball.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-9 minutes or until slightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 C powdered sugar and 2 tbsp ground cinnamon.
  • Working with one cookie at a time, roll the cookie into the powdered sugar.
  • Place onto a wire rack.
  • Repeat steps with remaining cookies.
  • Once all cookies have been rolled in the sugar, repeat again for a nice coating of powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy!


Each tray will bake for 9 mins, depending on how many trays you are able to do will give you your total baking time.


Serving: 1gSodium: 38mgSugar: 7gFiber: 1gCholesterol: 15mgCalories: 114kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 6gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 15g
Keyword cookies, pumpkin cookies, snowball cookies
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