Recipe: Pecan Snowball Cookies

Pecan Snowball Cookies!

No show? No problem! Today I thought I would share one of my personal favorites. Pecan Snowball Cookies!

Pecan Snowball Cookies

Pecan Snowball Cookies

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"I like sweet treats, and I can not lie, you other bakers out there don't deny, with that egg and sugar base an itty bitty space, and meringue right in your face, you get sprung...."

Seriously you guys, I have an insane sweet tooth and every so often I treat myself to a sweet treat. Nothing wrong with a little self indulgence every now and then, am I right? For the most part I lead a fairly healthy lifestyle with regular workouts and a clean eating meal plan. HOWEVER, I do believe there is a happy medium between living healthy and enjoying the refined sugary things in life. To be honest I'm not sure I can completely do away with sugar for good so I embrace the sweet and eliminate the guilt.

Pecan Snowballs Cookies

PREP TIME: 5 mins
COOK TIME: 30 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins
SERVES: 2 1/2 dozen
AUTHOR: Mary Mammoliti | Kitchen Confession


1 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter on medium speed until creamy, about 20 seconds. •Blend in 2/3 cup confectioners sugar and salt. Mix in vanilla. Sprinkle cornstarch over mixture (just so it doesn’t blend into one area) then with mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour and mix just until combine. •Stir in Pecans. Scoop dough out 1 Tbsp at a time and roll into a ball, then place balls on Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake in preheated oven for 16 - 18 minutes, until bottom edges are lightly golden Remove from oven and allow to. •Cool several minutes then while cookies are still warm, pour 2 cups confectioners sugar into a bowl and roll cookies in powdered sugar. Transfer to a wire rack to cool then once cookies are cool, roll in confectioners sugar once more, this time to generously coat and gently press each cookie into the confectioners sugar to give it a thick coating. Store cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy!


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