12 Homemade Treats, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Baking

Snowball Cookies

For our New Community dinner this month, I signed up to bring a soup and salad.  I landed on my newest creation, sweet potato coconut soup.  And then I also brought these snowball cookies.  They are a family recipe that we make every year at Christmas.  There are several variations around this cookie that is sometimes called a wedding cookie, but after trying many others, at Christmas, we still make this one.  Mama wouldn’t have it any other way.

photo by Whitney Loibner, snowball cookies
photo by Whitney Loibner
photo by Whitney Loibner, snowball cookies
photo by Whitney Loibner

Snowball Cookies

3/4 cup powdered sugar (plus more for baked cookies)

4 cups flour

1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups chopped pecans

2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Slowly add flour and powdered sugar until mixed in.  Scrape down sides with rubber spatula.  Add vanilla and nuts.

Shape dough into balls on parchment lined baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Allow to cool.  Roll in powdered sugar.

Makes about 50 1- inch snowballs.

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  1. These are my favorite cookies in the whole world! Thankfully my family likes them but doesn’t appreciate them near as much.. so MORE FOR ME! Have a great trip! The pic of Simon is more than precious! Oh my. Glad he’s staying though because maybe you can actually have some fun on the slopes too. love to you

  2. The cookies were delicious. I’m kinda glad we didn’t come to the dinner portion, I have a child who is MAJOR allergic to Coconut. Who would’ve thought it? Looks yummy~!

  3. Thank you for the desserts. These were my favorite ones. My students that saw me eating them told me that P.E. teachers are supposed to eat more healthy foods than cookies. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you liked them! They are some of my favorites too!!

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