Snowball cookies with pecans

Snowball cookies are a famous holiday cookie,usually made during Christmas.

It’s so delicious and with pecans or any other nuts it is even better.

Traditionally made with walnuts, you can try with any nuts you like.

Cookies are soft ,tender and crunchy with a nutty interior and sweet exterior.

5 easily available ingredients from your pantry can make this delicacy anytime of the year, why wait for Christmas?

It is also called ‘Mexican wedding cookies’ traditionally used in their weddings. Russian teacakes, snowballs are the other names .


1 cup – crushed roasted pecans

1 cup – maida/all purpose flour

1/4 cup – granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon – vanilla essence

Pinch of salt

1 stick /1/2 cup – unsalted butter at room temperature

Powdered sugar to dust


Preheat oven at 400F and place pecans in a non greased tray and roast them for 8 to 10 minutes.

Let it slightly cool, crush them to powder.

Skip the above step if you have already roasted pecans/nuts.

Preheat oven at 350F and arrange a parchment lined baking tray.

In a bowl ,add butter, roasted pecans, flour, sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt.

Mix them together to make a soft non sticky dough.

Cover them with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Take out of refrigerate and make small sized balls (1 1/2 tablespoons each).

Place it in a parchment lined tray and bake for 15 to 16 minutes.

Take out of oven, roll in powdered sugar and keep aside .

After 15 minutes,do one more round of sugar coating.

Delicious snowball cookies are ready to enjoy!!

Notes –

1 – skip roasting the pecans/nuts if you have already roasted nuts . Can roast on stove top for 5 minutes or until crunchy.

2 – be carful while coating sugar as it will be hot and fragile. Breaking of cookies is possible.

3 – store them outside at air tight container or refrigerate upto one week.

4 – reduces the granulated sugar to 2 tablespoons,if you do not like more sweet.


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