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Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies – very easy to whip up, the perfect addition to a holiday gift bag.


Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies just in time for the season! These are soft and fluffy, filled with dried cranberries and chopped hazelnuts. They melt in your mouth and make a great holiday gift. You can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the freezer. When ready to bake, just line on a baking sheet and bake, but make sure to allow an extra minute or two for baking.


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Which template do you like best? Are you willing to use Hefty DIY in your holiday gift giving?

These templates are so neat and you don’t need special skills to make your Christmas goodie bags look wonderful!

Here is a simple gift basket I made to give to a friend, where I used the Hefty bag toppers. Nothing special, I hope they like my homemade Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies.

What ingredients do you need to make these Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies?

How to make Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies?

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5 from 5 votes

Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Cranberry Hazelnut Snowball Cookies - very easy to whip up, the perfect addition to a holiday gift bag. Soft and delicious.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment cream butter for 2 minutes. Add sugar and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl sift flour and salt. Gradually add flour and salt to the butter mixture. Mix until incorporated. Add hazelnuts and cranberries and mix so they are evenly distributed.
  • Roll 1 tbsp balls and line them on the baking sheet, leaving 2 inches in between. If you prefer not to bake all the cookies at once, transfer to a Hefty bag and freeze for later.
  • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  • Let them cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar and transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely
  • Roll cookies in powdered sugar again before serving.


Instead of 1/4 cup of each chopped cranberries and hazelnuts, you can substitute with 1/2 cup of chopped nuts like pecans or almonds.


Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 92mg, Potassium: 21mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: cookies
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. These are SO pretty, Mira! And the photos are just stunning! I really like the way you personalized the bags for a nice presentation – very creative 🙂