the best snowball cookies

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a snowball cookie, but if you have, you know just how good they are. if you haven’t, I’m so sorry. there truly is no way for me to describe to you just how good these cookies are. you will just have to try them out for yourself. these are the best snowball cookies. I know most of the recipes I make are refined sugar free and a lot healthier than traditional recipes. however, these are not, and that’s okay. sometimes you just need a good old classic sugary dessert and some desserts should not be healthified. these cookies are off limits from being made healthier, they are just too good.

holiday baking is my favorite thing to do every year. I had these cookies for the first time a few years ago and I fell in love. I have been eating them every day this week because they are just so good, but I also froze some to eat on Christmas Day. these are the perfect holiday cookies to make for your fam on Christmas. cant wait for you to try them!

the best snowball cookies

ingredients in the best snowball cookies

this recipe is made with super simple ingredients with easy substitutions. substitutions are below.

the best snowball cookies

how to make the best snowball cookies

preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

beat the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. mix in the salt, pecans, and flour.

roll into large balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

bake for 14-18 minutes. roll the cookies in powdered sugar and enjoy!

the best snowball cookies


keep in mind that substituting ingredients may affect the flavor and texture. with that said, here are my suggestions.

  • all purpose flour- replace with 1:1 gluten free flour
  • butter- replace with ghee or vegan butter
  • pecans- replace with walnuts

try these holiday recipes next!

gluten free gingerbread pancakes

healthy gingerbread eggnog loaf with cream cheese frosting

vegan peppermint chocolate cookies

white chocolate macadamia nut cookie bars

healthier brown butter snickerdoodles

honey butter brioche rolls

the best snowball cookies

the best snowball cookies

these snowball cookies are a holiday tradition in my house. they are rich, decadant, buttery, and the perfect christmas cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

to coat the cookies

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • mix the flour, pecans, and salt. set aside
  • beat the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla. mix in the flour mixture.
  • roll into large balls and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. bake for 14-18 minutes.
  • roll in powdered sugar and enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “the best snowball cookies

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are so delicious! I made them one morning for my family and they were gone by that night! They are a real crowd pleaser!

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