Snow That Mom Will Allow You To Eat: Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies
Excuse the interruption in your 2018 healthy eating schedule, but with all the snow days my kitchen helper and I have been dealing with it was time to get creative in the kitchen. Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies sounded like a perfect way to start. First, I received cinnamon chips as a Christmas gift this year. I know that sounds crazy, but since I cannot find them in any stores near me, I am forced to buy in bulk online, so it was a nice specialty item to receive for our 2018 baking season. Second, after so many snow days, I was running out of morning indoor activities, so next in line was an episode of Daniel Tiger. As I was sitting on the couch searching online for inspirational recipes using cinnamon chips, my kitchen helper and Daniel Tiger started chanting “snowball, snowball..” over and over again. Apparently that is the name of a bunny in their neighborhood. After hearing “snowball” 30 times, it clicked. Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies!
This small batch cookie recipe was a perfect amount for my family to enjoy and minimized the amount of powered sugar flying around the kitchen table. As I have mentioned in previous posts, my kitchen helper loves cinnamon based desserts, so of course he had to take a few nibbles of the cinnamon chips before starting the recipe. This recipe is pretty easy to assemble. The batter is crumbly so you need to press the dough in the palm of your hand to form a ball. Once the cookies cool for about 10 minutes, you are ready to roll them in sugar to give that snowball affect. My kitchen helper also enjoyed these cookies without the sugar. After one or two of these cookies we were ready to pile on our snow gear and play in the snow. Now what to make on our next snow day??? I better start preparing.
Recipe Adapted From: The Domestic Rebel
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10-12 mins
- 1 Stick of Butter (unsalted and softened)
- 1/8 Cup - White Sugar
- 1/16 Cup - Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 Cup - Cinnamon Chips
- 1 Cup - All-Purpose Flour
- Powdered Sugar for rolling cookies
- Preheat oven to 375° F and line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together with a hand mixer
- Add the vanilla and dusting of cinnamon, combined
- Add the flour and mix. Once mixed add the cinnamon chips and stir by hand to incorporate
- With your hand or scoop, press the dough together to form a small ball, golfball size. Dough will make 12
- Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the tops turns slightly brown. Allow them to cool on the pan for 10 minutes. In a shallow pan or dish, pour about a cup of powdered sugar. Roll the cookies. When you are ready to serve, roll the cookies a second time to ensure proper coverage and snowball appearance. Happy Snowball Fight!
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 10 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 6 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.