Snowball Cookies Recipe, how to make Goan Snowball Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert, eggless
RecipeCuisine: Indian, Goan
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Serves: 3-4
Snowball Cookies are nothing but cookies made from flour, sugar and cardamom powder. They are dusted with powdered sugar to give a snow effect hence termed as snowball cookie.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 300 gm of flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • 125 gm clarified butter (ghee)
  • ¼th cup powdered sugar for the cookies + 2 tbsp powdered sugar for rolling the snow balls
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds (optional)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Preheat the oven at 180º exactly fifteen mins before baking.
  2. Sift flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in the flour in batches.
  5. Also add the cardamom powder.
  6. Now knead into a smooth and soft dough.
  7. Wrap the dough with a cling film or butter paper.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for 30 mins.
  9. Now make marble sized balls.
  10. Place them on a greased pan giving space between them to rise.
  11. Bake at 160 º C for 16-18 mins or until the cookies are baked or light brown from top.
  12. Gently remove and dust the icing sugar or powdered sugar on them while warm.
  13. Once at room temperature store them into an airtight container.
  14. Serve the snowball cookies warm or chilled with a hot cup of tea.
1. It's important to preheat the oven before baking the cookies.
2. Secondly these cookies has to be baked on a light temperature else the top would get browned and we want them to look like snowballs.
3. Please don't under bake or over-bake these cookies.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at