Snowball Cookies

Snowballs Cookie Recipe

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.

snowball cookies

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.

snowball cookies recipe

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.

snowball cookie recipe

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3 from 3 votes

Snowballs

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy Christmas recipes, easy cookie recipes, family recipes
Calories: 176 kcal

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then roll in the powdered sugar.
  5. Store tightly covered for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Snowballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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