Grinch Snowball Cookies

Grinch Snowball Cookies

So festive even the grumpiest of grinches will have to smile! These Grinch Snowball Cookies are a colorful twist on a classic Christmas treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 144 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus 1 cup for rolling cookies)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-5 drops kelly green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 24 pieces red confetti heart sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate wafers melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a standing mixer, cream softened butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Gradually mix in flour, salt, and food coloring until your batter is well-combined and a rich green color.

  3. Stir in chopped pecans and cranberries until evenly distributed.

  4. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place onto a prepared baking sheet (or two baking sheets depending on how large they are).

  5. Bake cookies for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from oven before they start to brown.

  6. Allow cookies to cool enough to handle, then roll each in a small bowl of powdered sugar until fully coated.

  7. Use melted white chocolate to secure a red heart sprinkle to the top of each cookie. 

  8. Allow cookies to cool completely and chocolate to set before serving or storing.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Grinch Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.