Snowball Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the flour and salt to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Stir in the finely chopped nuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are set but not browned.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.
  9. While still warm, roll the cookies in powdered sugar until coated evenly.
  10. Transfer the coated cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, roll the cookies in powdered sugar again for a snowy finish.
  12. Serve and enjoy these sweet indulgent Snowball Cookies with a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite warm beverage!

These Snowball Cookies are perfect for a sweet treat any time of the year!

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