Snowball Cookies
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Snowball cookies are a classic holiday cookie, and the easiest one to make out of all of them! Simple, sweet, and the cutest little dessert ever: what more could you ask for?
Serves: 12 cookies
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the softened butter for a minute, until light and fluffy. Add in ½ cup powdered sugar, beating until creamy and combined. Scrape down the bowl. Beat in vanilla extract. Turn the mixer down to low speed, and slowly add the flour and salt. Beat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (like wet sand), scraping down the bowl as needed. At this point, I like to turn off the mixer, add the chopped pecans, and use my hands to finish incorporating the dough. However, you can just add the pecans and continue to use the electric mixer (it will come together eventually - I am just impatient!). Place in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, until cookies are set.
  4. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then roll each cookie in powdered sugar while they are still warm. Then, allow to cool completely on wired racks before rolling each cookie in powdered sugar one more time. Enjoy!
Recipe by My Southern Sweet Tooth at