Orange Snowballs

Sweet and tangy, these delicious orange treats are a perfect addition to a holiday cookie tray. Made with orange juice concentrate and vanilla wafers they are simple to make and require no baking. The orange snowballs are softer than a cookie (more of a cookie dough texture). I dressed the base dough up with a variety of toppings: coconut, powdered sugar, orange sugar, and chocolate. I loved them all! I also added craisins to a few to make orange cranberry snowballs, they were also fantastic.

Orange Snowballs
adapted from The Cooking Photographer

12 ounces vanilla wafers
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, half melted
Craisins (optional)
Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional-I did not use nuts)

Crush vanilla wafers in food processor, blender, or plastic bag (do not process too fine, it is nice to have a little texture in the cookies). Mix butter and orange juice concentrate. Then add in crushed wafers and powdered sugar and mix until combined. Chill for a few minutes until easy to roll.

Coatings:
sweetened shredded coconut, powdered sugar, chocolate for dipping (I used milk chocolate)

or

Orange Sugar adapted from Cookies for Christmas via No Reason Needed
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup sugar

I hope you are all having a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. We are enjoying the holiday with my husband’s siblings. Wish me luck as I cook my first turkey. :)

I can’ t believe there is only a month left until Christmas. This is Week 9 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets! Be sure to check out the rest of the yummy cookies and treats linked up below.

My previous Christmas Cookie Posts:
Apple Pie Cookies
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Brownie Cookies
Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps
Caramel Apple Cookies
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies with toffee

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9 Responses to Orange Snowballs

  1. 4 ingredients? These are totally genius! I am adding these to my “bucket list’! Happy Thanksgiving! =)

  2. These look sooooo yummy! I love treats like this that require only a few ingredients! Good luck preparing your turkey–I know you will do a fabulous job. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. those look so good! And I happen to have a box of wafers that I had no idea what to do with!

  4. I remember these as a good friend of mine used to make them . I saw this recipe on another blog recently, but they weren’t dipped or done in different ways. These look wonderful!

  5. What a lovely assortment, these look fantastic, I have to try these!

  6. The look great. I’ll bet the chocolate dipped one, although probably a little more work, are wonderful. I like your addition of some craisins. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ils sont adorables et à croquer, je note et ne manque de m’abonner à ta newsletter
    bravo
    Je te souhaite une belle journée
    Valérie

  8. So cute! My mom loves orange anything, I’m thinking she probably needs me to make her some of these. (Of course I will only taste-test a *few*)

  9. How funny! I made exactly the same thing for a christmas party. And here I was thinking I was being so original by dipping them in (semi-sweet) chocolate! LOL SO DELICIOUS! And a great cookie from my childhood.

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