Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar on top. They are so good and we look for any excuse to make snowball cookies.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Snowball cookies recipe

I’m so excited to share with you this delicious snowball cookies recipe. It is one of the recipes in our  Christmas cookies exchange recipes series but this cookie is perfect year round. I’m so excited about the fun we are going to have making these cookies!

They are seriously the best. My kids can’t get enough of them and I love them just as much.

Even better, you probably already have what you need to make these heavenly cookies. You only need a few ingredients and they are really pantry staples.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Let’s make pecan snowball cookies!

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

If you don’t yet, make sure you have a food processor to finely chop of the nuts in this Snowball cookie recipe. Amazon has several on sale right now. It is optional but sure makes baking easier.

The best part about snowball cookies are the easy ingredients. You probably already have most of them on hand.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Snowball cookies ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Salt
  • Almonds or Pecans
  • Vanilla
  • Flour

Almonds and pecans can be quite pricey, so my money saving tip is to buy it in Bulk. We actually buy our Almonds at Sam’s because they are so much cheaper and I keep them in the refrigerator so they last longer.

You can use whichever you prefer in the cookie. They are both delicious but we prefer pecans.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

How to make snowball cookies:

Preheat oven to 325.

Chop nuts in food processor to finely chop.

Cream butter, salt and ½ cup powdered sugar together until fluffy.

Add in nuts and vanilla and beat until blended.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.
Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Slowly add in flour, mixing well.

Shape into 1/2-3/4″ balls. (We use cookie scoops to make this quick and easy.)

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet. You can use wire racks to cool after a few minutes.

Fill a zippered bag with remaining powdered sugar.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Gently shake each cookie in bag so it is well coated.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.
Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Tips for the best pecan snowball cookies:

If you are still scooping cookies with two spoons, you really need to get yourself some stainless steel scoops! I have had mine for several years and I use them for all types of baking. We like to use the smallest of the 3 scoops for cookies and they were just the right size for adults and kids.

Plus, I also think they look more uniform when you use a cookie scoop.

I bought the three pack, so I can use the smaller two for cookies and then the bigger one to fill up cupcakes:) They will get lots of use and you will be glad you bought them.

Try using a baking sheet with parchment paper to help with cleanup. This is a time saver!

I like to coat with cookies with powdered sugar while still warm. It helps the powdered sugar adhere to the cookies better.

We love this original recipe with chopped pecans but you can also add peanut butter for something different.

Try these cookies today!

Our family absolutely loves these snowball cookies. You might also hear people call the cookies Russian tea cakes Mexican wedding cookies.

Whatever you call them, they will melt in your mouth and taste amazing.

Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

Print this recipe for snowball cookies below:

Snowball Cookies recipe

5 from 2 votes
Looking for easy Christmas cookie exchange recipes? This easy snowball Cookies recipe are perfect year round but especially around the holidays.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 179
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Almonds or Pecans
  • 3 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cup Flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Chop nuts in food processor to finely chop.
  • Cream butter, salt and ½ cup powdered sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add in nuts and vanilla and beat until blended.
  • Alowly add in flour, mixing well.
  • Shape into 1/2-3/4″ balls.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.
  • Fill a zippered bag with remaining powdered sugar.
  • Gently shake each cookie in bag so it is well coated.

Recipe Notes

You likely already have all the ingredients for these cookies on hand! Enjoy! They are delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 179kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 1g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 116mg, Potassium 38mg, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 240IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 0.6mg

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Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

If you enjoy this delicious and easy cookie recipe, I hope you try these easy butter cookies recipe or no bake cookies recipe as well.  They are easy to make and perfect for any occasion!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Make sure you stay tuned and come back every day for another delicious post in our 25 days of Christmas Cookie exchange recipes.

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Your family will go crazy over this Snowball cookies recipe. Each bite is buttery and delicious with lots of powdered sugar. They are quick and easy.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Winner, winner. Melt in your mouth. Made mine with GF flour and still were so light and fluffy. Delicious

  2. 4 stars
    Our family has made these cookies for years. The only difference is we do not add pecans but walnuts. Gives the cookie such a better taste. I have not ever seen this recipe calling for walnuts but give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.