My boyfriend grew up in Kentucky so when came across this recipe looking for a bday treat I knew I had to try it.

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are perfect for the holidays or a sweet afternoon snack. The buttery dough is rolled in powdered sugar for a delightful sweet and crumbly taste.


Classic Snowball Cookies



Ingredient Quantity
White flour 500 grams
Iberic pork lard 200 grams
White wine 125 milliliters
Powdered sugar 90 grams, plus extra for rolling
Salt A pinch


  1. Make the Dough: Combine the flour, lard, white wine, powdered sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until a smooth dough forms. The dough should be soft but not sticky.

  2. Chill the Dough: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This will make it easier to handle when shaping the cookies.

  3. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Shape and Bake: Take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator. Roll small portions of dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown on the bottom but still pale on top.

  5. Roll in Powdered Sugar: While the cookies are still warm, roll them generously in extra powdered sugar to coat them completely. Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack. For a thicker powdered sugar coating, you can roll them in sugar again after they cool.

  6. Serve: Enjoy these snowball cookies with a cup of tea or coffee!

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