Butter Pecan Snowball Cookies

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simple, classic butter pecan snowball cookies that melt in your mouth

yield: approximately 15 cookies

  • Author: Kayla Howey


  • ½ lb butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using a paddle attachment, cream the ingredients together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and continue to mix until a dough forms, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Lastly, mix in the pecans.
  3. Use your hands to form the dough into approximately 15 balls, about 1 ½ inches each. Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet, about 1” apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes until just lightly golden.
  4. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Pour the powdered sugar into a small bowl. Gently roll each cookie in the powdered sugar to fully coat each one on all sides. Place them back on the cooling rack. Repeat the process for a second coating.
  5. Allow the cookies to fully cool. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 3-4 days.