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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are rich, buttery cookies that are full of chopped pecans and twice rolled in sugar for a sweet, powdery coating.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snowball Cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, room temperature
  • cups (187.5g) confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
  • Starting on low speed, add the flour, pecans, and salt. Increase speed to medium until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Use your hands to roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them on the lined baking sheet, leaving about an inch in between each cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. (You don't want them too brown.)
  • Remove cookies from the oven and while still hot, roll each in the remaining cup of confectioners' sugar. Set coated cookies back on the lined baking sheets to cool.
  • Once cool, roll the snowball cookies in the confectioners' sugar a second time. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 127kcal