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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