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Pecan Snowball Cookies

These tender, buttery Pecan Snowball Cookies will soon become a family favorite during the holidays and beyond.

This is a Christmas cookie recipe that has been passed down for who knows how long in my family.  

They were originally named pecan crescent cookies but over the years, and in my hands, I was always too impatient to form each cookie into crescent shapes and so the birth of the pecan snowball was formed.  I’ve never looked back at my decision to put my own spin on tradition.  

Pecak Snowball Cookie Recipe

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2010. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.


3/4 lb. of butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 lb. chopped pecans
2 1/2 – 3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional powder sugar for dusting

-Cream butter and powdered sugar together in a mixer until combined.
-Add vanilla, nuts, flour and salt.
-Form dough into balls about the size of golf balls.
-Bake cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
-Once the cookies have cooled, dust them with powdered sugar and serve.

The nice thing about this cookie (other than the flavor) is that they don’t change their shape after being baked like most cookies do. 

Without the addition of a leavening ingredient such a baking soda or baking powder, what you roll, is what you get.

It’s the same story every year. Pull up an ice block and I’ll tell you about it 🙂

Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe
Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe

Well, sadly there is no disguising the fact that somebody has gotten to most of the snowball cookies and eaten them all up. 

No-el !!!

Warm Holiday Wishes!

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