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Vegan Snowball Cookie recipe! No butter gluten free snowball cookies for Christmas!

Snowball Cookies {Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free + Vegan}

An easy and fun snowball cookie recipe to make for the holidays or Christmas! Dairy free, gluten free, and vegan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 71 kcal


  • Food Processor
  • Electric Mixer


  • 2 1/4 cups gluten free flour use a blend with xantham gum
  • 1 cup palm shortening I used Nutiva
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar divided
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ground walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit or 180 degrees Celsius.
  • With electric mixer on medium speed, beat palm shortening, 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar, cinnamon, and salt for two minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually beat in flour, mixing on low.
  • Add nuts until just blended.
  • Pinch of pieces of dough and roll between palms to make 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets spaced at least 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until tops are just set and bottoms are just starting to brown.
  • Let cool on cookie sheets until the cookies are still warm but firm enough to handle without crumbling. Don't let cool all the way!!
  • Spread 1 cup of confectioners' sugar on a plate and roll the balls in them. Set them on a wire cooling sheet to cool. When completely cool, roll them in the confectioners sugar again.


  • Store these snowball holiday cookies in an airtight container for up to one week (although ours lasted for almost three weeks!).
  • Don't let them cool too much before you start rolling! If you do they will get crumbly and be harder to roll, especially for little hands.
  • Each cookie only has 1g of sugar, just saying :-).Vegan Snowball Cookie recipe! No butter gluten free snowball cookies for Christmas!


Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword christmas, dairy-free, gluten-free, holiday, vegan
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