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Snowball Cookies

You will be the hero at your cookie exchange this year with these snowball cookies. They are a traditional holiday treat that people just seem to love.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 10 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 117 kcal


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 2 cup powdered sugar for coating the baked cookies


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, or a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer, cream the butter on medium-high speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the butter turns a pale yellow. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low. Slowly add the powdered sugar a 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well until the butter mixture is fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Keeping the mixer on low speed, add the vanilla and mix for a few seconds to make sure the vanilla is mixed in well.
  • Continue to keep the mixer on low speed. Slowly add the flour mixture a 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each 1/2 cup just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Add the finely chopped pecans and mix just until the pecans are evenly mixed into the dough.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg