Snow Ball Sugar Cookies

These no roll sugar cookies are so easy to make and turn out perfect each time. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles for any occasion and holiday.

SNOW BALL SUGAR COOKIES | soft, thick, no-roll sugar cookies!

Welcome to day 10 of 12 DAYOCHRISTMACOOKIE!!

We. Love. These Cookies! They are super easy to make because they are no-roll. You just roll the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet. You don’t have to spend hours rolling out dough, cutting the shapes and then repeating for every batch. Just roll and you’re done!

SNOW BALL SUGAR COOKIES | thick, puffy, no roll sugar cookies!

We love to call these snow ball sugar cookies because they are puffy and soft like a snow ball. And, these cookies are even good plain with no frosting. No dry sugar cookies here!

SNOW BALL SUGAR COOKIES | soft, thick, no roll sugar cookies!

Seriously these are yummy! You can change up the frosting colors too; red and green for Christmas, pink and purple for Valentine’s Day, red and blue for 4th of July….. and of course, don’t forget the sprinkles!

SNOW BALL SUGAR COOKIES | soft, thick, no roll sugar cookies!

These would make a great addition to your Christmas cookie plate or a great treat for Santa 🙂

They bake up beautifully each time and they are so soft thanks to the sour cream in the cookie dough.

Snow Ball Sugar Cookies

TIP: The dough will be sticky when you are rolling the dough balls. Spray your palm lightly with cooking spray, and if it is still sticky just add a little bit of flour onto your palm as well.

For the best results, and most creamy, on the frosting use whole milk, half-n-half, or heavy cream.

I usually always half the frosting recipe. We don't like a ton of frosting. If you do, then keep the frosting recipe as is.


    sugar cookies
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, DO NOT use light or fat-free
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or silpat liners.
  2. In large mixing bowl, blend together the butter and granulated sugar for 1 minute until combined.
  3. Add in the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Blend until combined.
  4. In separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a wire whisk.
  5. Add half the flour mixture into the butter mixture and blend together. Add the other half and blend together until mixed.
  6. Take 2 tablespoons of dough (I use the cookie scoop shown below) and roll into a ball. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Using the bottom of a cup (spray with cooking spray so it won't stick) gently, very gently, press down a little bit on the dough ball so the top is flat.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remember they will cook slightly more while cooling.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. To make frosting: using a hand-held mixer, or Kitchen Aid, blend butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired thickness is reached.
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I could not live without my cookie scoops. This one works perfect for these cookies. Makes measuring the cookie dough so easy!

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  1. says

    These are so adorable and I can imagine how much fun it would be for the little ones to go wild sprinkling! The recipe sounds amazing, too. I have to admit, I’d rather have a scooped sugar cookie than a rolled one – they are just so much moister and more tender, too!

    Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday, and I’ll be pinning this! 🙂
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    • Together As Family says

      Hi Molli! Thank you so much. Yes, the sprinkles are the best part. I will probably never make rolled out and shaped sugar cookies again. Thanks for pinning 🙂


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