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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are the most magical Christmas cookies as it combines butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and pecans that is then baked and rolled in powdered sugar to create a soft buttery, melt in your mouth cookie to enjoy this holiday season or anytime throughout the year. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookies, cookies, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
  • Add flour and pecans; beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.