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Snowball Cookies

Cookies made with pecans, and rolled into powdered sugar so they look like snowballs. They are one of my favorites, and go perfectly with the Hallmark Northpole toys.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, snowball cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar Divided 3/4 c and 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup pecans ground up
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Cream together butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer
  • Grind up the pecans into a fine mixture. *I used my food processor, but a blender would work well too.
  • Add flour into butter mixture 1/2 a cup at a time, when all mixed, then mix in ground pecans
  • Roll into balls
  • Bake at 350 for 14 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool 1-2 minutes, then roll in remain 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.6mg