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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

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Snowball Cookies
4.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A teacake-type cookie made with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar.


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • additional powdered sugar


  • Cream butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until fully mixed. Add flour with salt to creamed mixture, blend throughly. Add nuts and mix well. Chill dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400F. Shape into 1-inch balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool, then roll in additional powdered sugar.


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Made these with my granddaughter and they were a fantastic hit!!!!!
- Anne

Love this recipe! I added more vanilla than called for and they turned out fabulous.
- jessie

My aunt use to make these at Christmas and I was so happy when I found this recipe a couple of years ago. Made them and they were a big hit. Sure took me back over 50 years ago when I enjoyed them at her house. Planning on making them this year again.
- Sara

Same recipe my grandmother used to make when I was a kid, and now my kids love them, too.
- A Baker

Very simple and a big hit with the kids and esp. the Hubbs! Merry Christmas~
- Sugaree

Very simple and good! I split the dough up, half mini nestle chip morstles and half copped walnuts!
- Shea Jersey

i love cookies but snowball cookies are my fave
- maci

cookies were pretty good- flaky. only problem was the shape- they were a cross between a sphere and a circle
- A Baker

This is the best cookies ever I always use walnuts instead of pecans. I make this every Christmas. There soooooooo good.I LOVE them.
- A Baker
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