Snowball Cookie Recipe

Buttery soft snowball cookies loaded with crunchy pecans.  Not only are they simple, but they're also the best holiday cookie in the world!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 90 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for dusting, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cream together butter, vanilla, and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Stir in flour, pecans, and salt. Mix till well combined. Roll dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon wide, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake at 350 for 14-15 minutes. Do not let them brown.

  4. Roll hot cookies in powdered sugar. Once they have cooled, roll them once more in sugar. Enjoy

Nutrition Facts
Snowball Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.