Take one bite into the soft, nutty center of one of these Snowball Cookies and you'll know why the recipe is so highly rated. Add these Snowball Cookies to your cookie exchange or your boxes of holiday cookies!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups pecan pieces, finely ground
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add flour, pecans and salt; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 min. or until centers are set. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar until evenly coated. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Sweets can be enjoyed on occasion as part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
To prevent cookies from spreading out too much, make sure the dough is well chilled before shaping into balls.
Make it Easy
Use a blender or food processor to quickly grind the pecans. Just be careful not to overprocess them or you'll end up with nut butter!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 4 doz. or 24 servings, two cookies each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.