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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.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Snowball Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 127 kcal
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 salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar and vanilla.

  3. Starting on low speed, add the flour, pecans, and salt. Increase speed to medium until all ingredients are incorporated.

  4. 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.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. (You don't want them too brown.)

  6. 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.

  7. 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.