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?
When I think of winter cookies, Snow Ball cookies are one of the first ones that come to mind.
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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.
In a bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set that aside for the moment.
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.
Add in your flour mixture. and mix until just combined.
Stir in your pecans.
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.
Remove them to a cooling rack and cool completely.
When the cookies are cooled, roll them around in some powdered sugar to coat them.
Repeat the process with all of the dough.
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- 3/4 c very finely chopped pecans
- 2 1/4 c flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1/2 c powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- extra powdered sugar for coating
- 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.
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20 thoughts on “Snowball Cookies”
these are one of my favorite holiday cookies!
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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.
What beautiful little bites of sweet wonderfulness, Constance! They really do look just like little snowballs. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!
These are one of my favorite cookies but I haven’t made a batch in ages. I need to remedy that soon.
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!
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I love the movie White Christmas and oh those costumes. The dresses alone are incredible. Great way to tie these cookies with the movie. I really would not mind if you threw some of these snowballs my way.
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Snowball cookies are always a must this time of year!
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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.
They are very similar to wedding cookies. That knife is actually a mezzaluna, (2 blades, 2 handles) but I go have 3 ulus from Alaska as well :)
I love the mess snowballs make. Powdered sugar everywhere. And nobody cares, it's the holidays! These look fantastic, thanks for sharing.
Thank you for shining a spotlight on Bing Crosby and company! LOVE White Christmas and your do-able snowball cookies =)
Very festive Constance! These will look so pretty on my cookie tray. Merry Christmas!
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These look heavenly. You had me with the nuts! We must try this recipe.
These cookies are so pretty and festive – and what a great choice of film – a Christmas classic!
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I love snowballs…I'm so glad you didn't make liverwurst ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I adore snowball cookies. They're my favorite. Your kitty is too cute. Mine has been terrorizing my tree.
I love snowball cookies and i haven't had any this year! I think I need to make these today! What a great movie and an most awesome recipe! Happy Holidays!!
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You've drummed up some great memories of watching White Christmas when I was a kid. It's a classic for a good reason. Great holiday movie…and great looking recipe!
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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.
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