Snowball Cookies
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Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie recipe, but these pecan-filled cookies are scrumptious all year 'round.

36
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 25 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

Tip #1

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.  

Nutrition

130Calories
10Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 29, 2017

— says Lauren
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TWEAKS

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

Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 24, 2017

Did I do something wrong? My dough was super crumbly, but I still managed to roll them into balls.

— says Angelica
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Test Kitchen Comment December 28, 2017

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!

— says Samantha
TWEAKS

No

Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 24, 2017

These cookies are my husband's favorite. Melt in your mouth goodness.

— says Sandy
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Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 23, 2017

I make this recipe every year.. They are mine and my daughter's favorite.. I always make a double batch.. I always say I'm going to try some spices.. but never do.. They are awesome just this way..

— says Kelly
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Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 20, 2017

I agree with Mallory, you should specified type of butter..I used unsalted and they were fine. Will try salted next time tho

— says Betty
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Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
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