Christmas Snowball Cookies

Show off these snowy treats in a clear plastic box decorated with sticker stars and a raffia ribbon.

Christmas cookies dusted in icing sugarPhoto: Shutterstock
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 35minutes 25minutes
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 35minutes
Cook Time
Portions: cookies
Portions: cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and butter 2 baking sheets. Onto a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour and salt. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer on high, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture, then pecans.
  2. Dust your hands with confectioner's sugar and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets and bake 25 minutes, or just until light brown. Transfer to racks to cool 15 minutes, then roll in confectioner's sugar. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Notes

While we recommend each snowball to be about 1-inch in size, you can make your cookies as big as you like!