Simple Orange Snowball Cookies {Jewel Cookie Of Your Tray}

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Orange Snowball Cookies uses blood orange juice for a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookies recipe. This Christmas cookie recipe will melt in your mouth. These orange cookies will look beautiful on your Christmas cookie tray!

 

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Blood Orange Juice

I love blood orange juice. I think blood oranges are so beautiful. Plus I love the deep wine hue of blood orange juice. 

Blood orange juice is wonderful to make with. I wanted to make orange cookies using the blood orange.

 

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Orange Cookies

I participated in an event called Freaky Friday. It is when you get assigned another blogger’s blog to make a recipe from. I was assigned the boys Dan and Scott from Platter Talk. 

I had my work cut out for me to choose a cookie recipe from Platter Talk. Of course, me being a Libra, I had a hard time deciding. I could have done:

In the end, I choose their orange cookies. Not just any orange cookies, but snowball cookies recipe!

 

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Snowball Cookies Recipe

I made the choice to switch the snowball cookies recipe up slightly. Instead of traditional orange juice, I used the blood orange juice instead. By doing that, this snowball cookies recipe got this lovely pinkish hue. These orange cookies looked beautiful!

 

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Christmas Cookie Recipe

When this snowball cookies recipe was rolled in the orange-infused sugar, the flecks of orange in that coating just made for a very pretty Christmas cookie recipe. The snowball cookies looked like little jewels on a Christmas cookie tray!

 

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Orange Snowball Cookies

Trust me, you will simply love these Orange Snowball Cookies. These buttery orange cookies are amazing. Once you start eating this Christmas cookie recipe, you won’t be able to stop!

 

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Simple Orange Snowball Cookies Jewel Cookie Of Your Tray
Yield: 24

Orange Snowball Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Orange Snowball Cookies uses blood orange juice for a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookies recipe. This Christmas cookie recipe will melt in your mouth. These orange cookies will look beautiful on your Christmas cookie tray!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F.
  2. Using bowl mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar until creamed together.
  3. Next, add 1 tablespoon of orange peel, reserving the remaining.
  4. Mix in orange juice, then gradually add flour and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Roll dough into small (golf ball size) rounds and place on non-greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm.
  7. While cookies are baking, combine granulated sugar and remaining orange peel, place in small food processor and incorporate fully. If you don't have a food processor, mix the two together in a small bowl.
  8. When the cookies are finished baking, allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. While cookies are still warm, roll them in the sugar and orange peel mixture.

Notes

If sugar coating does not adhere to cookies, created a sweet glue by mixing about a half cup of powdered sugar with a tablespoon or so of fresh orange juice. Roll the warm cookies in this bath and then coat with the sugar and orange peel mixture. You may have to press the sugar into the cookies, but don't give up as these are delicious!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 61mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
 

 

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37 Comments
  • Dannii
    December 1, 2017

    I just love orange in deserts. These look like the perfect little holiday treat.

  • Leslie
    December 1, 2017

    Using blood oranges is so interesting. I love that so many Christmas recipes use citrus.Your website is beautiful!

    • Deanna
      December 1, 2017

      Thank you so much!! I love how the color on them just make the cookies a festive color 🙂

  • Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    December 1, 2017

    Love how cute these are. Orange is a favorite of mine in winter and these would be perfect for the holidays!

    • Deanna
      December 1, 2017

      Thank you! I am more prone to choose a citrus flavored cookie, love citrus 🙂

  • sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    December 1, 2017

    Oh my gosh, so many cookies and SO little time!! I love citrus, and these really do look like little jewels 🙂

    • Deanna
      December 1, 2017

      Thank you! I love how the sugar just makes them “sparkle” 🙂

  • Beth
    December 1, 2017

    These sound so delicious! I love the Platter Talk boys! The substitution of the blood oranges was a genius move! Yum!

    • Deanna
      December 1, 2017

      The boys are the best! Thank you!!!

  • Candi
    December 1, 2017

    These are gorgeous. I love the choice of the blood oranges. What a beautiful color!

    • Deanna
      December 2, 2017

      I love the coloring myself. Thank you!!! 🙂

  • debi at Life Currents
    December 2, 2017

    I love blood oranges, and I think the orange flavor is so great at the holidays. Nice recipe. And great for a cookie exchange.

  • Angela
    December 3, 2017

    LOVE the sound of these! They are gorgeous too- almost glistening! These cookies would be a perfect addition to any tray of christmas cookies for sure!

    • Deanna
      December 3, 2017

      Thank you!! I love the coloring the blood orange did to them to make look festive!

  • Justine Fontinell
    December 3, 2017

    The orange makes these extra special, wow!

    • Deanna
      December 3, 2017

      It sure does!! Thank you!

  • Sandra Shaffer
    December 3, 2017

    Using blood orange juice is a great idea since they’re a seasonal fruit and available this time of year. I could eat a dozen of these orange snowball cookies!

    • Deanna
      December 3, 2017

      I love blood oranges, I wish they were available all year!! Thank you!!

  • Nicole
    December 3, 2017

    I’m loving these little balls of deliciousness! They sound so easy to put together too, perfect for the holidays!

    • Deanna
      December 3, 2017

      Thank you!! They are so good and pretty for the holidays!

  • Lori Vachon
    December 3, 2017

    I love citrus desserts, I can see why these are popular! YUM!

    • Deanna
      December 4, 2017

      Citrus is my favorite! Thank you!!

  • Julie
    December 4, 2017

    What perfect little cookies. You are right that Platter talk is hard to pick one recipe and I think you’ve chosen the perfect one. I love the fresh flavor of orange this time of year and these cookies are perfect on our virtual cookie platter!

    • Deanna
      December 4, 2017

      Platter Talk has so many good things! Thank you!!!

  • Christie
    December 4, 2017

    I’m a total fan of citrus in cookies and desserts. These sound simply delicious! I’m adding them to the bake list.

    • Deanna
      December 4, 2017

      Thank you!!! I love citrus myself 🙂

  • Michelle
    December 4, 2017

    Platter Talk always has great recipes! I love how you changed them up too! They look absolutely scrumptious!

    • Deanna
      December 5, 2017

      Thank you!! They do have amazing recipes!

  • Madi
    December 4, 2017

    These look so tasty Deanna! I love the idea of orange cookies!

    • Deanna
      December 5, 2017

      Orange is my fave!! Thank you!!

  • Michaela Kenkel
    December 8, 2017

    These sound delicious in every way!! I love orange anything!!

  • Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    December 10, 2017

    Love the idea of these citrus cookies, Dee… Something fun and different to add to our baking list this season! Yum!

    • Deanna
      December 14, 2017

      They are so yummy, citrus melt in your mouth yumminess 🙂

  • Olivia
    April 6, 2018

    These cookies are to die for!! I love blood orange!