It’s December! Can you believe it? I know we say it all the time, but this year literally flew by. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year by playing board games with the kids. Now it will be no time that we are doing that all over again. Crazy! With December here, it’s time to make all the delicious cookie recipes. Most importantly, these ginger butter snowball cookies are the perfect recipe to make for all your holiday get togethers!
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Ginger Butter Snowball Cookies
Ginger Butter Snowball Cookies
Delicious recipe for ginger butter snowball cookies. Perfect for the holidays. Can easily be made gluten free too!
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter softened
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 TBSP Molasses
- 2 1/4 Cup Flour
- Powdered Sugar for Rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
Put some powdered sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy. (About 20 seconds)
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and molasses. Mix until the mixture is smooth.
Slowly add flour and mix until the dough comes together. FYI, the cookie dough will look like a crumbly mess. It's OK! Continue mixing as this may/will take several minutes.
Using a small cookie scoop, form a tablespoon of the dough and place on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (or until the bottoms are just slightly brown).
Remove from the oven and cool for one minute on the baking sheet.
Once you can touch the cookies, but they are still warm, roll the warm cookies in the small bowl of powdered sugar until each cookie is well coated.
Transfer cookies to the wire rack to cool.
*If you follow a gluten free diet, feel free to use your favorite gluten free flour.
So, what do you think? Don’t these sound super good?!?
Like I mentioned in the recipe, if you follow a gluten free diet, use your favorite gluten free flour. I prefer to use Namaste gluten free flour. You can sub this flour in one cup for one cup and it tastes amazing! My kids, who do not need to eat gluten free, now prefer me to make everything gluten free. And I do!
Other Holiday Cookies You Must Make
If you are like me, you will need to start baking the cookies you need for the holidays right now and freeze them. In addition to these ginger butter snowball cookies, some other cookies you will want to try are:
Out of the cookies above, my absolute favorite is the gluten free jam thumbprint cookies. Most importantly, they are everyone else’s favorite cookies too! Consequently, we ate them until we made ourselves sick. They are that good!
Since it’s the “cookie exchange” time, these ginger butter snowball cookies are perfect for that. For instance, you want a recipe that is, not only easy to make, but makes a lot of cookies at once. This recipe has all of those qualities. Secondly, you want your recipe to be a crowd pleaser and not one that you see all the time!