Snowball Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16-18 cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
  • additional confectioners sugar for rolling, about 1 cup
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and ½ cup sugar using a stand or hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the vanilla and salt and slowly add the flour, mixing until just combined. Fold the pecans into the dough until combined.
  3. Roll the dough into 1½-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2-inches apart. Chill the dough balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes until the bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from the oven and cool for about 2 minutes until the cookies are cool enough to touch.
  5. Add 1 cup of sugar into a medium bowl, and while the cookies are still warm, roll them in the sugar until well coated. Place the cookies on a cooling rack and allow them to finish cooling completely. Once cooled, roll them again in the sugar until well coated. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at