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Snowball cookies piled up on a clear glass pie pan.


These Snowball Cookies transport me back to my 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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy Christmas recipes, easy cookie recipes, family recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 176kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups finely diced pecans
  • 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. The dough will be very crumbly but should come together in your hands as you roll.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then roll in the powdered sugar.
  • Store tightly covered for up to 5 days.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg