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Pecan Snowball Cookies

Pecan Snowball Cookies, or Mexican wedding cookies, are always a holiday favorite. Dust these in extra powdered sugar before serving.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Heartland
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add in flour, pecans, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and stir until a dough forms.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then roll in powdered sugar. Let cool completely and role in powdered sugar again.


If your dough seems a little soft chill it for 1 hour before baking.
Make sure to roll in powdered sugar once the cookies are cooled so the powdered sugar sticks.

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