Easy Christmas Pecan Balls


Melts in your mouth! These are a refreshing change from those too sweet Christmas Cookies.

3 Tips for the BEST Snowball Cookies

  1. Use proper room temperature butter.
  2. Make sure you use confectioners’ sugar in the cookie dough. Granulated sugar causes the cookies to over-spread and they’ll lose their “snowball” shape.
  3. Coat the cookies with confectioners’ sugar TWICE since the first layer slightly melts.

Oh and one more thing: Sprinkles are completely optional, but add a fun and festive look.

Servings: 24
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins


  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cup ground pecans
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cream sugar and butter, then add other ingredients.

  • Make into small balls and bake at 375°F 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Shake in powdered sugar just before serving. Enjoy!

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