Pecan Snowball Cookies

🎁 My favorite Christmas cookie 🎁


Everyone I know has a different name for this cookie and a different way to make them.  I have seen chocolate with walnut, lemon, chocolate chip, almond and crescent-shaped versions called Mexican wedding cookies. The list is endless and I’m sure they are all yummy, but my favorite recipe is with pecans and that’s how I make them every year.

Here is what you will need:


  • 2 sticks of room temperature butter.
  • 1¾ cups flour.
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar and another ½ cup powdered sugar for rolling the cookies in once they are baked.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 1 cup chopped pecans.

Here is what you need to do:


Mix room temperature butter with ½ cup sugar until smooth.


Pour in vanilla, and then mix in flour one spoonful at a time. Toss in pecans and give the batter a good mix by hand.


Form into small balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.


Bake at 275 degrees for 40 minutes.


Let them cool for only a bit. You want the cookies a little warm when you roll them in the other ½ cup of powdered sugar.


This is my number one cookie that I pack up in Christmas tins to give out to family and friends.


I love to get recipes from friends, so I aways make sure to write-up a recipe card to go along with the cookie delivery.

Hope you like them. 🎅




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