Holiday Snowball Cookies

Holiday Snowball Cookies, cream cheese Christmas cookies made with holiday M&Ms! 
Course Cookies
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword snowball cookies, snowballs christmas cookies, snowballs cookies recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 28 servings
Calories 126kcal
Author Dana @


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 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
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup holiday m&ms


  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add 1 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar until combined. Add egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix to combine. Add flour in slowly until fully incorporated, scraping the sides as needed. Fold in the chocolate chips and m&ms by hand. Place in fridge for one hour to rest.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch sized balls, about 2 teaspoons worth of dough. Roll in the remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Slightly press down the tops of the cookies so they are flattened.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just set. Do not overbake, it is hard to tell when these cookies are ready, they will puff up but won't get golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Roll warm cookies in leftover powdered sugar, or use more if needed. 
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg