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Snowball cookies coated in powdered sugar and served in a holiday tin,

Snowball Cookies

These snowball cookies are light and tender cookies studded with pecans and chocolate chips, then rolled in powdered sugar. A melt in your mouth treat that's perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snowball cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 96kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  • Place the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a mixer and beat until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour, pecans and chocolate chips. Mix on low speed until a crumbly dough forms.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes until light brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then roll them in the powdered sugar.
  • Let the cookies cool completely then roll again in powdered sugar. Serve.



Adapted from Land O Lakes.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg