These Vanilla Bean Snowball Cookies are easy to make and are melt-in-your-mouth over-the-top delicious!
I’m so happy to be partnering with Horizon to bring you this amazing melt in your mouth delicious snowball cookies!
When it’s cold outside, don’t you just love a the cozy feeling of staying inside in your PJs, reading or watching your favorite show? Full disclosure, lately mine has been Gilmore Girls. I just love it!
Like the soft inviting cushion of my couch, these Vanilla Bean Snowball Cookies are totally irresistible. You guys. Like craaaaaaazy good.
USING THE BEST INGREDIENTS IN SNOWBALL COOKIES
These balls of goodness are basically a butter cookie, so you really want to make sure you use a good quality butter. That’s why I love using Horizon Unsalted Butter.
I love Horizon everything, and you really cannot go wrong with their Unsalted Butter. It makes these cookies absolutely melt in your mouth amazing.
If you’re wondering about the need for unsalted butter, here’s a little something to keep in mind.
UNSALTED VS. SALTED BUTTER
Obviously you can figure that the main difference between these two ingredients is: the salt. Salt has a preserving effect, so salted butter will last longer in your fridge — usually around five months as opposed to three months for the unsalted variety.
The reason a lot of cooks prefer unsalted butter is simply because it allows you to use butter in its purest form. A lot of times people say it has a fresher taste. Overall, unsalted butter offers a more mellow sweetness in its flavor. When it comes to using that flavor for these Vanilla Bean Snowball Cookies, it makes all the difference.
ADDITIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Vanilla Beans — Before you stress about spending $300 on vanilla beans to make these snowball cookies, keep in mind that you can buy vanilla bean paste. It gives you great vanilla flavor, but also those gorgeous little vanilla bean speckles that you want. Hooray! I know you can find it online but you can also often find it on a discount at Home Goods, TJ Max, those kinds of stores.
Chopped Pecans — I made these both with chopped pecans and without. I really preferred it without because it made the vanilla taste jump out, but it’s up to you friends. For more great recipes using Horizon products be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
EVEN MORE GREAT COOKIE RECIPES
You can’t go wrong with some of these other yummy treats.
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies bring together two of your favorite flavors in one amazing cookie that is crispy on the outside, buttery soft on the inside.
- Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect mix of soft, chewy and delicious flavors. Plus, you get all the tips and tricks for making these the best ever!
- Lemon Sugar Cookies are melt-in-your mouth good. You won’t want to miss the simple lemon icing on top — it’s the perfect finishing touch.
Leave a comment below and tell us which of these cookies are your favorite. Or if you try any of our other cookie recipes, we want to hear what you think.
Vanilla Bean Snowball Cookies
- 16 TBSPs Unsalted Horizon Butter room temperature (see note)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsps vanilla extract
- 2 tsps vanilla bean paste
- 2 cups flour 9 ounces or 255.15 grams (see note)
- 2 cups chopped pecans optional
- powdered sugar for rolling
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the butter and sugar together just until combined. Add the vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
- Add in the flour and (pecans if using), and beat until just combined.
- Using a 1 1/2 TBSP scoop, scoop out cookie dough, roll and place on a parchment or silicon mat lined baking sheet an inch apart and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
- After removing them from the oven, let cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes, then very gently roll them in powdered sugar. Allow them to cool completely and then roll in powdered sugar again.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.