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Pecan Snowball Cookies

These Pecan Snowball Cookies are an absolute Christmas classic!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 114.66kcal
Author Nora Rusev


For the dough:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For rolling:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Place butter, vanilla and salt in a large mixing bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer. Add flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar and mix until fully combined. Add the pecans and mix on low until incorporated.
  • Roll dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place on lined baking sheets. Freeze for 10 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the cookies in batches (only one baking sheet in the oven - or the cookies on the bottom could melt away!) for around 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown in color.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Place 1 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Roll the cookies in the sugar and set on a cooling rack to cool completely. Roll in the powdered sugar again.


Calories: 114.66kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 1.14g | Fat: 7.37g | Saturated Fat: 3.44g | Cholesterol: 13.56mg | Sodium: 61.45mg | Potassium: 22.29mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 5.06g | Vitamin A: 159.27IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 4.8mg | Iron: 0.44mg