Butter Pecan Snowball Cookies

by , August 8, 2017
snowball cookies
Diana Rattray

These melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies get texture and flavor from the finely chopped pecans. The cookies are rolled in powdered sugar.

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or leave it ungreased.
  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until light.
  4. Add salt, vanilla, flour, and chopped pecans to the first mixture; blend well.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  6. Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 14 minutes.
  8. Cool on racks.
  9. Sift about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl and roll the cookies to coat.

Makes 3 Dozen

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