Holiday Snowball Cookies

Holiday Snowball Cookies

Holiday Snowball CookiesPosted on December 8, 2017 by Dana DeVolk

Holiday Snowball Cookies, cream cheese Christmas cookies made with holiday M&Ms!

Holiday snowball cookies, a yummy, soft and chewy cream cheese cookie loaded with mini chocolate chips, holiday M&Ms, and coated in powdered sugar.

Santa is going to LOVE these!

These cream cheese cookies have a little twist to them that make them really pop! Traditional cream cheese cookies are just rolled in powdered sugar and baked, but the addition of chocolate to this recipe really makes these stand out.

Okay, so I know what you are thinking. Cream cheese cookies?? Cream cheese does not a snowball cookie make.

Hear me out. Yes, these are not traditional “snowball cookies”, but to me, any cookie rolled in powdered sugar looks like a snowball, so there ya go!

Plus, the name is just cute, so sue me!

Once you take a bite of these the name won’t matter, all you will know is that you need to come back here and leave a comment on how much these snowball cookies kick butt!

Holiday Snowball Cookies Directions:Make the cookie base consisting of creamed cream cheese and butter, powdered sugar, egg, flour, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined.

Fold in holiday M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.

Chill for one hour in the fridge.

Roll dough into balls, roll balls in powdered sugar and place on a lined baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes, until the cookies look set with the slightest browning on the very bottom edges.

Take out and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Roll into more powdered sugar, and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Set out a tray of cookies for Santa to enjoy!

This post may contain affiliate links.Tools used for this recipe:A large bowl to mix the cookie dough.

Holiday M&Ms to fold into the cookies

Baking sheet to bake the cookies

Parchment paper, to prepare the baking sheets

Wire rack to cool the cookies.

More desserts using holiday M&Ms from my favorite bloggers:Christmas M&M Cookies

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookie Bars

5 from 3 votes


Holiday Snowball CookiesPrep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Read the whole recipe on This Silly Girl's Life