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Easy Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe

A simple and traditional recipe for rich, buttery, and nutty pecan snowball cookies.
Course Sweets & Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 84kcal
Author Kristine


  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 3 heaping TBS of powdered sugar (more for rolling)
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter, salt, and powdered sugar.
  • Add flour and mix until crumbly.
  • Pour in vanilla and water and stir until smooth.
  • Fold in pecans.
  • Using a 1.5 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls and place them on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • When cookie are cool, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze.


*Recipe may be doubled to make 36 cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.2g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1.8g | Iron: 0.4mg