Snowball Cookies

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Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. I mean just look at them! Don’t they just scream “snowball fights and ice skating” to you?

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When I think of winter cookies, Snow Ball cookies are one of the first ones that come to mind.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

You’ll need to very finely chop 3/4 of a cup of pecans. Set those aside.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In a bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set that aside for the moment.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In your mixing bowl, beat together 2 sticks (1 cup) of room temperature butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/2 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Beat them until nice and fluffy.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add in your flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Stir in your pecans.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The dough for these cookies is a rather dry dough. You will form these into little balls, just larger than an inch in diameter. I use my small cookie scoop and gently press the dough together, smoothing the tops.

These cookies rise very little, so you only need to leave about an inch and a half between them. I’ll prepare about 20 at a time on a standard cookie sheet. Bake these for 15 minutes until just barely golden on the edges.

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Remove them to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the cookies are cooled, roll them around in some powdered sugar to coat them.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Repeat the process with all of the dough.

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie - get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Snowball Cookies

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Snowball Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie. I mean just look at them! Don’t they just scream “snowball fights and ice skating” to you?
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 c very finely chopped pecans
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • extra powdered sugar for coating

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, sift together your flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls with a cookie scoop, pressing them smooth with your fingers. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch and a half apart.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until just barely golden on the edges.
  • Cool on a baking rack.
  • Roll in powdered sugar to coat. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgSugar: 5g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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20 thoughts on “Snowball Cookies”

    • Those are great. I kind of made a twist by adding walnuts instead when I could not get pecans here in the Netherlands. Then the second time still no pecans so I added a bit of mapke flavoring with the walnuts instead of the vanilla extract. It tastes great but not the same. Seems getting pecans into the Netherlands is a no go even at the expensive shops with expensive nuts.

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  1. Love these! Snowball cookies were always my favorite – it was an excuse to lick the sugar off your fingers and no adults to bother you about it!
    My recent post Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”#SundaySupper

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  2. The cookies sound very much like what I make, only I call them Wedding Cookies.
    I noticed your chopping tool – a Ulu. I purchased one when we were in Alaska. I love mine.

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  3. Very festive Constance! These will look so pretty on my cookie tray. Merry Christmas!
    My recent post Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes for #SundaySupper

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  4. What's better than a good snowball at Christmas time? Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your new home. So glad you are part of the #SundaySupper Family.
    My recent post Chicken Orzo Soup #SundaySupper

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