Orange Infused Snowball Cookies

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I love these cookies. They are so easy to make and they’re full of fresh flavor. The orange taste is subtle and not overpowering, which makes them higher on my list since I’m not a big fan of too much orange flavor.

Also, unlike yesterday’s recipe, I know that these cookies are perfect to make ahead of time. Both the dough and the baked cookies freeze perfectly. Plus, it is so easy to make a double or triple batch of the dough.


Orange Infused Snowball Cookies

  • 1 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 orange (2 T. grated orange rind and 1 T. freshly squeezed juice)
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar

1. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the powdered sugar until completely combined. Add 1 T. orange juice and beat for 30 seconds.

2. Stir in flour, working in batches, until combined. By hand, stir in 1 T. grated orange rind.


3. Combine granulated sugar with remaining tablespoon grated orange rind and set aside.

4. Using a teaspoon of dough at a time, roll into a ball. Roll balls of dough through the sugar and orange rind combination. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown.


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50 thoughts on “Orange Infused Snowball Cookies

  1. Snowballs are my fav. Christmas Cookies and Italian Orange Cookies are my husbands. This sounds like a fantastic compromise, (since I can’t seem to get the recipe down like his mom ­čśë

    Thanks so much.


  2. I made these this morning. They were so good! My sister and I are adding this to the list for our Christmas baking. I made one change. Instead of rolling them in the orange sugar, I made a glaze with orange juice,orange rind and powdered sugar and put that on when the came out of the oven. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Hello Kate!

    Those sound absolutely delicious! I’m Portuguese so I’m wondering if it’s a tradition to eat Snowball Cookies by this time of year, with Xmas coming soon! ;D eheh

    I want to bake these cookies to give to my best friend, and I have a question, do you use unsalted butter or butter with salt?

    Thank’s a lot!!

    You have a beautiful blog!!!

  4. These sound delicious. Have you ever tried making these with a different flavor? I’m thinking of trying almond extract. Do you think it woukld work?

  5. Made these and added a couple of Ghiradelli chocolate chips (60% cacao disks) in the middle of each ball – a great little “surprise” addition for chocolate lovers!

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