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Melt in Your Mouth Snowball Cookies Recipe

Melt in Your Mouth Snowball Cookies Recipe

Looking for a holiday cookie recipe? Crushed pecans and powdered sugar are the stars of this great recipe for delicious traditional snowball cookies! This classic cookie is perfect paired with your favorite warm drink.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect melt in your mouth cookie recipe! They’re a quick and easy Christmas treat.  

This easy recipe for melt-in-your mouth snowball cookies that you can enjoy all year round! This recipe is so simple and takes only 15 minutes to make. 

They’re so delicious that they will be gone before you know it! These buttery cookies are not too sweet and melt in your mouth kind of amazing, they’ll quickly become your favorite cookies!

You might know these classic cookies also known as Italian Wedding Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cookies or Butterballs. I call them Snowball Cookies.

snowball cookies

These cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays, along with your other favorite holiday cookies! 

Have a cup of hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate nearby as soon as they come out from being cooling off! These delicacies really taste great with no eggs nor white sugar but just powdered sugar.

snowball cookies
snowball cookies

How to Make This Snowball Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
  • 1 Stick Butter (Soft)
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
snowball cookies

To make your ground pecans, you can add them to a food processor or put them in a freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Pre-Heat oven 350 degrees.

snowball cookies

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter (room temperature butter) & a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add in the vanilla.

snowball cookies

Slowly add in the flour. 

Then stir in the crushed pecans to the flour mixture.

snowball cookies
snowball cookies

Roll into 1-inch balls using a cookie scoop and place cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheets.

snowball cookies

Bake your cookies for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.

Cool your baked cookies on a wire rack.

Roll the outside of the cooled cookies in the leftover powdered sugar!

The sugar coating will resemble little snowballs.

snowball cookies
Can I use a different type of nut in this Snowball Cookies recipe?

You do not have to make pecan snowball cookies. Walnuts or another type of nut are a good idea to make a delicious cookie.

How do you make Chocolate Snowball Cookies?

You can make a chocolate version of this recipe by adding 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.

Can I make my cookies in advance?

Yes, absolutely! After they cool off, store in an airtight container lined with parchment paper. You can keep them in the freezer for about 6 months.

snowball cookies

Try these if you are looking for more delicious Christmas cookies to add to your dessert table!

Snowball Cookies Recipe

Snowball Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Looking for a holiday cookie recipe? Crushed pecans and powdered sugar are the stars of this great recipe for delicious traditional snowball cookies! This classic cookie is perfect paired with your favorite warm drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
  • 1 Stick Butter (Soft)
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

    1. Pre-Heat oven 350 degrees.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter & a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.
    3. Add in the vanilla.
    4. Slowly add in the flour. 
    5. Then stir in the crushed pecans.
    6. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and place on a non-stick or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
    8. Roll each ball in the leftover powdered sugar. 

Serve & enjoy!

Notes

Can I use a different type of nut in this Snowball Cookies recipe?

You do not have to make pecan snowball cookies. Walnuts or another type of nut are a good idea to make a delicious cookie.

How do you make Chocolate Snowball Cookies?

You can make a chocolate version of this recipe by adding 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.

Can I make my cookies in advance?

Yes, absolutely! After they cool off, store in an airtight container lined with parchment paper. You can keep them in the freezer for about 6 months.

To make your ground pecans, you can add them to a food processor or put them in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

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