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Snowball Cookies Recipe

Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Looking for a holiday cookie recipe? Crushed pecans and powdered sugar are the stars of these delicious traditional snowball cookies!

snowball cookies

You might know these Snowball Cookies also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes or Butterballs. I call them Snowball Cookies.

They are so perfect for the holidays and will look lovely on your Christmas Cookie trays. They practically melt in your mouth!

You will want to have a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate near by for when you enjoy these cookies!

You will notice in the recipe that there are no eggs and no white sugar, just powdered sugar.

snowball cookies

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

How to Make Snowball Cookies:

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post. I have a full printable recipe for you with ingredients amounts.

You will need:
Flour, Crushed Pecans, Butter, Vanilla and Powdered Sugar

snowball cookies

To make your ground pecans, you can add them to a food processor or put them in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.Pre-Heat oven 350 degrees.

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

snowball cookies

Add in the vanilla.

Slowly add in the flour. 

snowball cookies

Then stir in the crushed pecans.

snowball cookies
snowball cookies

Roll into teaspoon sized balls and place on a non-stick or parchment paper lined baking sheet.

snowball cookies

Bake your cookies for 12-15 minutes.

Roll each of the snowball cookies in the leftover powdered sugar. 

snowball cookies
snowball cookies

Looking for more tasty Christmas cookie recipes? Check out these 50+ Christmas Cookies Santa Will LOVE!

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 these delicious traditional snowball cookies!

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

To make your ground pecans, you can add them to a food processor or put them in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.Pre-Heat oven 350 degrees.

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