Pecan Snowball Cookies only 6 ingredients

Pecan Snowball Cookies only 6 ingredients

Buttery soft snowball cookies with crunchy pecans inside. Not only are they easy, they are the best holiday cookies in the world!

Peppermint hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate, and double chocolate hot cocoa are great for dipping into these melt-in-your-mouth treats. It’s hard to stop after just a few! !

Pecan Snowball Cookies

I just love love love these snowball cookies. They’re the ultimate holiday cookie (just right there at our Snickers and Sugar Cookies) and are often referred to as Mexican Wedding Cookies. They are also the easiest cookies to make. once. You only need six ingredients to make these delicious little things.

Snowball cookies almost melt in your mouth. They’re super soft, but the pecans give it the delicious crunch each cookie needs. Did I mention they are rolled in powdered sugar? It doesn’t get any better than this.

We hope you enjoy these cookies during the holiday season. They are great for gifting and devouring. 😉

Perfect gift ability

There may be 100 or more reasons to make these cookies, but the most important are:

  • all your holiday parties
  • cookie exchange
  • class party
  • neighbor gift
  • Wrap them up and tip junk workers/mailers/UPS workers
  • seasonal teacher gifts

How to Make Snowball Cookies

As mentioned, these Pecan Snowball Cookies are easy!

Prepare. Preheat oven to 350.

wet ingredients. Whisk together butter, vanilla and ½ cup powdered sugar.

dry ingredients. Stir in flour, pecans and salt. Mix everything together until well combined. Maybe taste a little dough just to make sure it’s not poisonous. 😉

Shape + bake. Roll the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon wide. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 14-15 minutes. Don’t let them brown.

Decorate. Roll hot cookies in powdered sugar and let them cool. Then roll them in powdered sugar. It’s simple!

Tips + Storage Information

walnut: If you don’t have pecans, you can use chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews or even pistachios. Regardless of the type of nuts, make sure they are shelled and chopped.

  • Chop nuts in a food processor or with a knife on a cutting board.
  • Roasted Nuts: Toasted nuts add a layer of deliciousness and are super easy. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread the nits on the baking sheet. Toast 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

To make the chocolate version: If you like chocolate, you can make them into chocolate snowball cookies! Just add ½ cup cocoa powder along with the other dry ingredients and continue following the rest of the recipe. Enjoy these snowball cookies plain or chocolatey!


  • Accurately measure flour by scooping it into a measuring cup and leveling it out.
  • If your dough seems too dry, you’ll want to add a little softened butter or a tablespoon of applesauce.
  • Chilling the dough for 30 minutes may help make them easier to roll into balls.
  • Make sure to use softened butter rather than melted butter, which will provide the correct texture.
  • Bake a few test cookies before filling your cookie sheet. Higher altitudes may require baking at 325°F for about 20 minutes.
  • Add some colorful sprinkles to the batter or even mini chocolate chips.

shop 1 week at room temperature or about 6 months in the refrigerator. Always remove them from the container to thaw, otherwise condensation will turn the powdered sugar into a gooey mess.

More holiday cookies:

Course dessert

American food

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook Time 14 minutes

Total time 24 minutes

Serving Size 30

90 calories

by Lil’ Luna

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for dusting, as needed
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  • Whisk together butter, vanilla extract, and ½ cup powdered sugar. Stir in flour, pecans and salt. well mixed. Roll out dough into balls about 1 tablespoon wide and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes. Don’t let them brown.

  • Roll hot cookies in powdered sugar. Once they are cool, roll them in the sugar again.enjoy

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