Snow Sisters & Snowball Cookies - Book Review & Recipe

Snow sisters is author Kerri Kokias' lovely debut picture book.

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This book opens with a simple reaction by two sisters: Snow! and Snow. 

From then on, words fall gently like snowflakes. The snowy day provides a canvass for painting two sisters' unique personalities and illustrator Teagan White makes excellent use of it. This book also had a playfulness between the words and the illustrations that makes it more than the sum of its parts. The two are well combined for a fresh and fun story.

This is a great book to cuddle up with your kids on a snowy day.

While inside for a warm up, you could also make the snowball cookies featured in the book. Now snowball cookies are traditionally made with nuts, but my family is a no-nut household. Here's a nut free version.

Nut-Free Snowball Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Extra powdered sugar for rollin
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat softened butter and powdered sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Mix in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Add the flour slowly until well combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and drop on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  8. Removed from oven and let cool until they can be handled (about a minute).
  9. Roll the cookies in the extra powdered sugar.
  10. Let them cool completely and then ENJOY!

Yum! This recipe makes about 16 cookies (enough to fill one large cookie sheet). It's a smaller recipe, so it won't feed a crowd. But it's just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and then refuel before heading out to play outside some more.

This book and snack pairing will make for a delicious and cozy snowy day.

Hannah Holt