Snowball Swirl Cookies

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These Snowball Swirl Cookies are pillowy soft buttery cookies studded with white chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles- start to finish under 30 minutes! GUEST POST: Love From the Oven

Swirled Snowball Cookies

Wow, can you believe it, Christmas is almost here! Thank you to Katrina for inviting me over to bring a plate of cookies for Santa as he fills up his sleigh and gets ready to head out. I thought I would share my daughter’s favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe, and it’s a quick and easy one you can whip up in no time.

Swirled Snowball Cookies

My daughter helping make cookies in 2007

Once upon a time this was on the bag of the Nestle Swirled Holiday Premier White Colored Morsels. We loved these fun little red & white and green & white chips, but the last time we’ve seen them on store shelves was 2010. My daughter loved these cookies so much that we had to come up with a fun way to make them without the cute little Swirled Holiday chips.


These buttery cookies really benefit from the sweetness that white chocolate chips provide, but they also, in my opinion, need some fun holiday color. Sprinkles to the rescue!

Christmas Cookie Recipes

That should give us the pop of holiday color we need!

Swirled Cookie Recipe

These easy cookies only require seven ingredients. No eggs, no baking soda or powder. No chilling of dough. Easy peasy here people, mama doesn’t have time for complicated on Christmas eve!

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

In case you think Santa might want some to go, a mason jar with a little twine works perfectly as a to go container.

Easy Christmas Cookies

If you still need a few more cookie recipes, these Hot Cocoa Cookies are one of my all time favorites and a big crowd pleaser. And you can’t go wrong with a simple spritz cookie. Thank you so much to Katrina for having me over. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and that 2014 is your sweetest year yet!

Snowball Swirl Cookies

These Snowball Swirl Cookies are pillowy soft buttery cookies studded with white chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles- start to finish under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter 3 sticks
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2-1 cup sprinkles in colors of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat butter and sugar with mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add in vanilla, mix well. Add in salt and flour, a little at a time, mixing until well combined. Dough will be thick.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2" between each cookie.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until just starting to lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for at least 10 minutes.
  • Store in airtight containers.
  • Leave a plate out, along with some milk, for the big guy in the red suit.

A new cookie recipe every day in December- a virtual blogger cookie swap!

This post is part of our Third Annual I’ll Bring the COOKIES Virtual Blogger Cookie Swap. Be sure to check back here every day in December leading up to Christmas where some of the best bloggers will be sharing their favorite cookie recipe! You can also follow along Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ with the hashtag #BringtheCOOKIES. Thank you to OXO for being our exclusive #BringtheCOOKIES sponsor.  Be sure to visit Christi’s blog, Love From the Oven to enter a sweet OXO Baking Prize Pack. 

 More delicious cookie recipes from Christi:

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream


- Katrina

13 Responses to “Snowball Swirl Cookies”

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    Katrina @ WVS — December 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    These sound great! And they’re super fun and colourful 🙂

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    Dolly v — December 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’m assuming you add the chocolate chips and the sprinkles after you mix in the flour? Sounds like a delicious recipe! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    Linda — December 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    These are really fun cookies to make.

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    Edith Rains — December 25, 2013 at 1:04 am

    When do you add the white chocolate chips? Please answer me right away. I really want to make these.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — December 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    These cookies look delicious! your daughter is so cute scooping the cookies! I always let my daughter do the same thing.

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    Georgia Beckman — December 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    These look & sound fabulous. And although it is right now the end of Christmas day…………there is still plenty of snow to come so these are still in order!

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    Elizabeth @ — December 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

    These look awesome–what fun holiday cookies! I’m sad I missed them for this year, but I’m pinning for Christmas inspiration next year!

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    Carroll @Vanilla Lemonade — December 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

    So fun- perfect for snow filled days, or if you live in sunny Florida, days that don’t hit 70 😉

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    Liberty On Less — December 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    These look amazing!! It’s not too late for holiday cookies, right???


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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Love how fun and festive these are! I might have to switch the color of sprinkles (because I’m pretty sure my husband is sick of red and green!) and whip up a batch for the weekend!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    mmmmm such perfect Christmas cookies!

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    Franzi — December 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Hmmmm. I made half of the batch and it was so yummi, I already ate all the cookies. Thank you

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    Aimee — December 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    how many cookies does tbis recipe make??

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