Christmas Snowball Sugar Cookies

Simple cookies made with powdered sugar and other ingredients you probably have on hand get a special look from colored decorator sugar.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup cornstarch
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
tablespoons red decorator sugar
2
tablespoons green decorator sugar

  • 1 Beat butter with electric mixer in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add cornstarch and 1/3 cup powdered sugar; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix until dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 9 to 15 minutes or until cookies are very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons powdered sugar and both decorator sugars; mix well. Carefully roll warm cookies in mixture.

Expert Tips

Cornstarch gives cookie dough structure while ensuring that the cookies are extra light and tender.

Be sure the cookies are still warm when rolled in the sugar mixture. The butter in the cookies is still soft, and helps the sugar stick to the cookie.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.