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Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe

Our Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe will surely be a holiday favorite. It’s nutty flavor and tender texture is smothered with confectioners’ sugar making every bite of these pecan cookies a true delight!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: pecan cookies, Snowball Cookie recipe
Servings: 36
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Arrange pecans in a single layer on baking sheet. Toast until fragrant, about 5 minutes; let cool.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325F.
  • With mixer at medium speed, beat butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Add 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar and beat until blended.
  • Add vanilla extract then gradually add flour, pecan meal and salt until combined.
  • Stir in toasted pecan.
  • Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour until chilled.
  • Divide dough into 36 balls and arrange 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 2o minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack.
  • Let cool about 5 minutes then roll cookies in remaining ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.


Makes 36 cookies
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
• Toast the pecans for a nuttier flavor
• Chop the pecans in your food processor to
• Replace the pecan meal with an equal amount of flour
• Add finely chopped dried cranberries
• For easy clean up line your baking sheet with parchment paper


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg