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.

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


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
    Je te souhaite une belle journée

  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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