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Must Make Christmas Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 12 min Total Time: 27 mins
Servings 12
Calories 190
Best Season Winter

It's that time of year again! Time to make some Christmas snowball cookies! In this video, I'll show you how to make a batch of these delicious cookies, and share some tips along the way.

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  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 medium stick (110 grams or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  1. Add the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to the bowl of a mixer. Mix over low speed until creamed. 

  2. Add in the flour and pecans. Mix once again until a sandy mixture forms. 

  3. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop up some of the mixture and place it in the palm of your hand. Form it into a 1 inch ball. Set aside on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. 

  4. Place the balls into a 350 degree F or 180 C preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes.

  5. Remove the balls from the oven and allow them to cool just to the point where you can handle them. 

  6. Roll the balls in the powdered sugar so they are completely covered. Set them aside on the baking sheet again and allow them to cool completely. The sugar should form into a bit of a glaze. 

  7. Once cooled, use a sifter to dust more powdered sugar over the balls so they are completely covered. 

  8. Serve and enjoy your snowball cookies!

  9. To Roast the Pecans
  10. Spread the pecans onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place in a 350 F or 180 C preheated oven for 7 or 8 minutes. Allow them to cool and finely chop.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 190kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 10mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


Pecans can be replaced with walnuts or the nut of your choice. 

Powdered sugar can be used instead of granulated sugar in the mixture. This will make a smoother cookie. 

Keywords: Baking, Cookies, Snowball Cookies, Desserts and Baking
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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