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Snowball Cookies Recipe

Snowball Cookies Recipe

It's not Christmas around our house until these cookies get baked. With a great nutty flavor sprinkled with powdered sugar, they will soon become a family favorite for you too.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Course Cookies, Holiday
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Powdered sugar for coating


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, ½ cup powdered sugar and vanilla until well combined
  • Mix in salt and flour until well combined
  • Stir in nuts
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes, on a wire rack
  • Add powdered sugar to medium bowl
  • Roll cookies in powdered sugar and place on wire rack to cool completely
  • Store in airtight container
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