Orange Snowball Cookies: The Citrus Jewel Cookie Of Your Holiday Tray

November 30, 2017Deanna

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Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

Freaky Friday

It is that time for Freaky Friday! This time the theme is COOKIES! I the past I have done Honey Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie, Peach Sweet Tea, and Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette in the past for the Freaky Friday events.

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

What is Freaky Friday? Michaela from An Affair From The Heart gathers a bunch of food bloggers once a quarter and assigns each another food blog to create one of their recipes. This quarter happens as the baking season begins. So what better than a virtual cookie exchange amongst the blogs!

Freaky Friday virtual cookie banner

Platter Talk

I was assigned the boys Dan and Scott from Platter Talk this round. I love the boys, Dan and Scott are simply amazing with what they can whip up in their kitchen all while raising 5 sons. They are the superheroes of the culinary world.

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:

Orange Snowball Cookies

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

I ended up choosing the Orange Snowball Cookies from Platter Talk. I choose these citrus-infused cookies because I have never seen them before. I love different.

I made the choice to switch it up slightly. Instead of traditional orange juice, the store had these beautiful blood red oranges. I really wanted to use these orange goddesses of the citrus world in these Orange Snowball Cookies.

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

To me, blood oranges have a slight red wine taste to them. The crimson red tinted the snowballs to this lovely pinkish hue. Then when the Orange Snowball Cookies were rolled in the orange infused sugar, the flecks of orange in that coating just made for a very pretty cookie.

Trust me, you will simply love these Orange Snowball Cookies from the boys from Platter Talk. You will be glad I choose this buttery-rich citrus treats for the Freaky Friday event. Once you start eating these little jewels, you won’t be able to stop!

Check out the rest of the Freaky Friday Cookies:

An Affair from the Heart – Mocha Rum Balls

A Dish of Daily Life – Cherry Pie Cookies

A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures – Black Forest Rum Balls

Bacon Fatte – Mexican Wedding Cookies

The Devilish Dish – Rosé Meringue Cookies

The Foodie Affair – No Bake Cookie ~ Copycat Samoas

Full Belly Sisters – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hostess at Heart – Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

LeMoine Family Kitchen – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dippers

Life Currents – Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Mildly Meandering – Vanilla Bean Pizzelle Cookies

Pic Nic – Lemon and Blueberry Bars

Plattertalk – White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Take Two Tapas – Savory Pecan Cornmeal Biscotti Bites

Seduction in the Kitchen – Orange Snowball Cookies

Who Needs a Cape? – Almond Raspberry Thumbprints

 

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

Check Out these Recipes:

Orange Snowball Cookies

Preparation 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yields 24     adjust servings

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

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.

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Recipe 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!

2 reviews
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 159kcal Calories from fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrate 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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34 Comments

  • Dannii

    December 1, 2017 at 11:15 am

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

    1. Deanna

      December 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thank you!!

  • Leslie

    December 1, 2017 at 11:54 am

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

    1. Deanna

      December 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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

  • Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    December 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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

  • sue | theviewfromgreatisland

    December 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 1, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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

  • Beth

    December 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 1, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      The boys are the best! Thank you!!!

  • Candi

    December 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 2, 2017 at 8:28 am

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

  • debi at Life Currents

    December 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Me too!!! Thank you!!!

  • Angela

    December 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

    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!

    1. Deanna

      December 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

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

  • Justine Fontinell

    December 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    The orange makes these extra special, wow!

    1. Deanna

      December 3, 2017 at 10:03 am

      It sure does!! Thank you!

  • Sandra Shaffer

    December 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    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!

    1. Deanna

      December 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

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

  • Nicole

    December 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

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

  • Lori Vachon

    December 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Citrus is my favorite! Thank you!!

  • Julie

    December 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    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!

    1. Deanna

      December 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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

  • Christie

    December 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you!!! I love citrus myself 🙂

  • Michelle

    December 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you!! They do have amazing recipes!

  • Madi

    December 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Orange is my fave!! Thank you!!

  • Michaela Kenkel

    December 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

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

    1. Deanna

      December 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you!!!

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