Monster snowball cookies made with Oreos and chocolate chip cookies are a delightful twist on traditional snowball cookies. These cookies combine the rich, chocolatey goodness of Oreos with the classic flavors of chocolate chip cookies, resulting in a decadent treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
Easy cookie idea.
These Monster snowball cookies are typically round and petite, similar in size to a traditional snowball cookie. They have a slightly crumbly texture on the outside, with a soft and moist interior. The cookies are generously coated in powdered sugar, which gives them a snowy appearance, reminiscent of their namesake.
Ingredients you’ll need
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Beat the butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla until a smooth dough forms.
Step 2: Mix in the blue food coloring and stir until incorporated.
Step 3: Crush the Oreos and chocolate chip cookies and add them to the dough.
Step 4: Scoop into balls, place on a cookie sheet, and bake until set.
Step 5: Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar.
These cookies are excellent on their own but can be paired with a glass of cold milk, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a cup of hot cocoa for an even more indulgent experience.
What is the best way to store snowball cookies?
Snowball cookies, also known as Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cookies, are delicate, buttery, and covered in powdered sugar. Proper storage is essential to maintain their texture and flavor. Here’s how to store snowball cookies:
1. Cool Completely: Before storing your snowball cookies, make sure they have cooled completely. This helps prevent moisture buildup inside the container, which could lead to the cookies becoming soggy.
2. Choose an Airtight Container: Place the snowball cookies in an airtight container. You can use a plastic container with a tight-sealing lid or a cookie tin with a good seal. An airtight container helps to keep the cookies fresh and prevents them from absorbing any odors from the surrounding environment.
3. Layering: If you need to stack multiple layers of cookies in the container, separate the layers with sheets of parchment paper or wax paper. This prevents the cookies from sticking together or becoming too compacted.
4. Use Parchment or Wax Paper: Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper at the bottom of the container before adding the cookies. This helps prevent the cookies from sticking to the container’s surface.
5. Avoid Moisture: Keep the container of snowball cookies in a cool, dry place. Moisture can cause the powdered sugar to dissolve and the cookies to become sticky. Do not store them in the refrigerator or near the stove, as temperature fluctuations can lead to condensation inside the container.
6. Store Away from Strong Odors: Snowball cookies can absorb odors from their surroundings. Keep them away from strong-smelling foods or spices that might alter their flavor.
7. Freeze for Longer Storage: If you want to store snowball cookies for an extended period, you can freeze them. Place the cookies in an airtight container or a freezer-safe resealable bag. Make sure they are well-separated and not touching. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply let them thaw at room temperature.
8. Refresh with Powdered Sugar: If you notice that the powdered sugar coating has absorbed moisture and is no longer as white, you can gently roll the cookies in powdered sugar again before serving to restore their appearance.
Properly stored snowball cookies can remain fresh for up to two weeks at room temperature. If you’re storing them for a more extended period, freezing is the best option. Just remember to keep them airtight and away from moisture and strong odors for the best results.
- 8 Oreos - crushed
- 8 Chocolate chip cookies - I used chips ahoy soft batch
- 1 cup Flour
- 2 TBSP Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- ½ cup Butter
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
1. Beat the butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla until a smooth dough forms.
2. Mix in the blue food coloring and stir until incorporated.
3. Crush the Oreos and chocolate chip cookies and add them to the dough.
4. Scoop into balls, place on a cookie sheet, and bake until set.
5. Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar.
6. Let the cookies cool, then roll them in sugar again.