Remember when you were a kid and your mama or daddy would bring home a big box of powdered sugar donuts?
That was the best thing ever, you guys.
I mean, it was like eating snow. Sweet, sugary, and totally messy snow. I loved it more than life.
I’m much more likely to reach for a glazed donut these days, but any time I eat something covered in powdered sugar, I feel like a kid.
Sooooo, basically what I’m saying is that these Snowball Cookies will transport you back to childhood. They definitely rank in the top 5 favorite cookies for me, which is saying a lot because I seem to make cookies every other day.
Even though these are rolled in powdered sugar, they aren’t tooth achingly sweet. The cookie itself really isn’t sweet at all until it’s coated. It’s a bit like a shortbread cookie, but it’s absolutely loaded with ground pecans. The texture is just perfect – soft with a slight crunch.
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1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
2 cups finely diced or ground pecans (I put them in my blender)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Powdered sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add the butter, flour, pecans, and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on low speed until well combined. Scrape the bowl as needed.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then roll in the powdered sugar.
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