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GF Dusted Chocolate Snowballs ~ Vegan option

These dreamy GF Dusted Chocolate Snowballs are going to melt in your mouth.  In fact, these delicate cookies remind me of another holiday cookie…do you know which ones I am talking about?  Mom’s Russian Tea Cookies are truly a holiday favorite.

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I have made these cookies with regular flour and gluten-free flour blends. You absolutely cannot tell which ones are which!

These Cookies Be Made Vegan Too:

  • No eggs are used in this recipe
  • Substitute the butter for a dairy-free type like Earth Balance Buttery Sticks or Country Crock Plant Butter.

To Make GF Dusted Chocolate Snowballs, You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar, I used beet sugar.
  • Butter or a dairy-free substitute
  • Crunchy peanut butter. Creamy is ok, but I like the extra crunch. SunButter can be substituted.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • For flour, I used a gluten-free flour blend. See my suggestions or use any purchased gluten-free flour blend.
  • Cocoa powder
  • Xanthan gum or guar gum (corn-free) for gluten-free cookies only ~ omit if the gluten-free flour blend includes either of these ingredients.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, I used allergy-friendly mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Powdered sugar for dusting.

GF and vegan chocolate cookies with powdered sugar

These chocolate snowball cookies don’t have to be dusted with powdered sugar…they are delicious with or without.

dusted gluten-free chocolate peanut butter balls

GF dusted chocolate snowball cookies should be stored in an airtight container for several days or freeze for a totally amazing frozen treat.

*NOTE– You might need to eat these with your free hand underneath your chin; they truly are fragile.

gluten-free chocolate peanut butter balls


GF Dusted Chocolate Snowballs

Gluten-free chocolate cookies with a vegan option rich in chocolate flavor covered with powdered sugar. A holiday tradition and party favorite.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, allergy-friendly easy homemade vegan cookies, baking, cookies, dairy-free, dessert, egg-free, gluten-free, holiday cookies
Servings: 40 Servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 1 cup granulated sugar ~ I used beet sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened ~ I used a dairy-free substitute
  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter ~ creamy is ok too, but I like the extra crunch. Sun-butter can be substituted.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Gluen-free flour blend ~ I used King Arthur gluten-free flour blend. See my suggestions or any purchased blend.
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum ~ or guar gum (corn-free) for gluten-free cookies if the flour blend does not include one of these.
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ I used allergy-friendly mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Powdered sugar for dusting. Optional


  • Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine butter or butter substitute with sugar. Beat until creamy.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl, stir to mix.
  • Add to creamed mixture. Mix on low speed or stir with a spoon.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Form balls with about 2 Tbsp of dough. Bake for about 15 minutes, depending on the size of the balls.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit to cool and become firmer. These are very fragile.
  • Using a turner, transfer to a wire rack or large flat container. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

GF chocolate powdered sugar cookies that melt in your mouth. vegan option too

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