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Snowball Cookies

By December 20, 2022January 17th, 2024Eats
snowball cookies

Well, it is the holiday season once again. That means it is time to make cookies… lots and lots of cookies. It also means it is time to make one of my favorite seasonal cookies.

Snowball cookies are my go-to Christmas cookie. They’re easy to make and they are delicious.  Better yet, it only takes five ingredients to make these delightful cookies. Snowball cookies are made with butter, powdered sugar, flour, pecans and vanilla, that’s it! These cookies don’t even use eggs.  They are seriously some of the easiest Christmas cookies you can make.  They are perfect for when you want to bake holiday treats but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.

I received this snowball cookie recipe from my grandma. She would make trays of different types of cookies every Christmas.  Out of all the different cookies she made, these are probably my favorite.  The ground pecans add a nutty goodness which makes these cookies irresistible.  It is impossible to eat just one.

I prefer sprinkling the powdered sugar on top after the cookies cool.  Another option is to roll them in powdered sugar, which layers the powdered sugar on even thicker. Let me know if you try these snowball cookies and how you like them.

If you are looking for other easy and delicious treat recipes, be sure to check out my pecan english toffees. 


snowball cookies

Snowball Cookies

Michelle Tucker
An easy and delicious cookie that perfect for the Christmas season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 Cup Salted Butter
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ¾ Cup Sifted Flour
  • ½ Cup Ground Pecans
  • ½ tsp Vanilla


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and powder sugar together in the mixer.
  • Add and work in the flour, pecans and vanilla until it forms a dough.
  • Shape cookies into small 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. (parchment paper works best)
  • Bake in oven for 12 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies turn light golden brown.
  • Let cool and sprinkle with or roll in powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy.
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