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


  • 85 g (¾ cup) chopped nuts
  • 280 g (2¼ cup) plain flour, divided use
  • 175 g (1 cup) margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 60 g (½ cup) icing sugar
  • icing sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 190 °C (375°F).
  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, icing 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 2.5 cm (1 inch) balls and place about 2.5 cm (1 inch) apart on an ungreased baking tray.
  12. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until set but not brown. Remove to cool for 10 minutes.
  13. Roll the warm cookies in sifted icing sugar and cool on a wire rack.

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