Snowball Cookie Recipe
A family favorite that’s easy to make. This Snowball Cookie Recipe (with pecans) is a perfect choice for the holiday cookie plate. With only six ingredients, this is a recipe you can pull together quickly. Then watch how they magically disappear in no time at all.
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I recently stumbled upon this Pecan Puff cookie recipe, thinking it looked very similar to my Russian Tea Cakes. However, they did appear to have some varying ingredients.
I had the family over for some coffee and cookies this weekend — and as you can imagine, these were being scarfed down. My parents said they did taste a little different from the Russian Tea Cookies we make; however, we all really enjoyed them.
Plus, if you enjoy pecans, these cookies are going to be such a treat. You can easily substitute almonds or walnuts for the pecans too.
How to make Snowball Cookies
This Snowball Cookie recipe is so simple to make. Let’s take a quick look.
Combine butter, sugar, pecans, flour and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix with your hand (or baking utensil of choice).
Using a tablespoon, scoop out a heaping spoonful of the crumbly dough and roll into a one-inch ball (approximately speaking). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes.
Roll each ball in powdered sugar. Let them cool, completely. And roll them in powdered sugar again. Store in an airtight container.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right? The most tedious part is rolling between 36 and 48 “snowballs.” If you have some helping hands around the house, be sure to recruit them. Make some special holiday memories in the kitchen together.
This Snowball Cookie Recipe is one that pairs perfectly with milk, so be sure to have some of that on hand too. And if you should decide to keep a plate of them on the counter, beware… they may disappear quickly (wink wink). Enjoy.
Snowball Cookies with Pecans
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- Combine butter, sugar, pecans, flour and vanilla extracts in a large bowl.
- Mix together with your hands or spoon/spatula.
- Roll into one-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.
- Roll in powdered sugar while warm; let cool and roll again in powdered sugar.
Tastes of the Season Cookie Exchange:
Double Chocolate Junior Mint Cookies by Ella Claire & Co. | Snowball Cookie Recipe (with Pecans) by Live Laugh Rowe | Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Boxwood Avenue | Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cookies by Rooms for Rent.
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies by Jenna Kate at Home | Iced Peanut Butter Cookies by Maison de Pax | Caramel Thumbprint Snickerdoodles by Summer Adams | Peanut Butter Cookie Cups by Town and Country Living
Gooey Butter Christmas Cookies by Tidy Mom | Toasted Coconut Einkron Cookies by Farmhouse on Boone | Christmas Candy (M&M) Cookies by Nina Hendrick | White Chocolate Peppermint Oreos by My Sweet Savannah
Praline Snickerdoodles by So Much Better with Age | Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by Live Laugh Rowe | Cream Wafer Cookie by Live Laugh Rowe | Chocolate Espresso Cookie Recipe by Live Laugh Rowe
Hugs and Blessings!