Powdered sugar coats these light and airy cookies, which are just as fun to form as real snowballs.


  • ¾ cup (85 g) chopped nuts
  • 2¼ cup (280 g) all-purpose flour, divided use
  • 1 cup (175 g) margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
  • ½ cup (60 g) powdered sugar
  • powdered sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 375°F (190 °C).
  2. Place nuts into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  5. Blend for 10 seconds. Remove to a bowl.
  6. Place half the flour, half the margarine, vanilla, salt, powdered sugar, remaining margarine, and remaining flour into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  7. Select Variable 1.
  8. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5.
  9. Blend for 10 to 15 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  10. Transfer to the bowl with the nuts and stir to incorporate.
  11. Shape the dough into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls and place about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  12. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until set but not brown. Remove to cool for 10 minutes.
  13. Roll the warm cookies in sifted powdered sugar and cool on a wire rack.