Snowball cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie recipe, but these pecan-filled cookies are scrumptious all year 'round.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in bowl. 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 18-25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.
These cookies have many names depending on where you live! Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cakes and snowballs are all similar cookies with just slight variations.
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If you live in a dry climate, use less flour about 1 3/4 C. You can skip the soften butter part and use a food processor. This recipe makes a very small batch so I double mine. Also, try macadamia nuts or black walnuts. I find that it is hard to bite into a round ball so I've flatten mine just a little bit. Last bit of advice is to dip three times no need to wait till they are cooled. These cookies can get messy so add extra powder sugar in a big bowl and wear cooking gloves since hands are warm
Did I do something wrong? My dough was super crumbly, but I still managed to roll them into balls.
Hi Angelica, you didn't do anything wrong! This recipe has so few ingredients if you measured the flour a little heavy it could have made the dough more crumbly. It is drier than other cookie doughs. As long as you were able to roll them into balls you don't need to make any adjustments. Happy baking!
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