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    Pecan Snowball Cookies Recipe

    Pecan Snowball Cookies Recipe

    Upon discovering that I am no longer allergic to pecans last month, I started keeping an eye out for yummy pecan recipes. While perusing Christmas cookies, I came across a recipe for almond snowball cookies. Because of my new love of pecans, I modified the recipe to fit my tastes. The results were quite yummy, and I have a new cookie to add to my Christmas collection.


    • 1 cup of butter
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
    • 2 cups of flour
    • 1 cup of ground pecans
    • powdered sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to 350˚.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a medium bowl.
    3. Add the vanilla.
    4. Slowly add the flour to the butter mixture.
    5. Add the pecans. Mix thoroughly,
    6. Roll the dough into one-inch balls
    7. Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the bottoms start browning.
    9. Allow the cookies to cool slightly.
    10. Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar.
    11. Store the pecan snowball cookies in an airtight container.

    Softened Butter in Mixing Bowl Creaming the Butter and Sugar

    Butter, Sugar, and Flour in Mixing Bowl Adding the Ground Pecans

    Unbaked Pecan Snowball Cookies Baked Pecan Snowball Cookies

    Finished Pecan Snowball Cookies Pecan Snowball Cookies

    Image Credits

    Pecan Snowball Cookies Recipe © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Softened Butter in Mixing Bowl © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Creaming the Butter and Sugar © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Butter, Sugar, and Flour in Mixing Bowl © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding the Ground Pecans © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Unbaked Pecan Snowball Cookies © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Baked Pecan Snowball Cookies © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Finished Pecan Snowball Cookies © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Pecan Snowball Cookies © 2014 Heather Johnson

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