Snowball Cookies are a seasonal tradition that many consider a must-bake throughout the holidays. Snowball cookies are buttery and nutty with an airy, cloud-like feel that reminds me a bit of cotton candy. 

These Italian cookies are perennially common throughout the winter months. Serve them alongside coffee, tea, or hot cocoa for an ideal match! 

Snowball cookies are little round butter cookies studded with diced pecans. They are dusted with powdered sugar to achieve their snowy white appearance. 

Several things differentiate this cookie recipe from others, including the lack of eggs and the use of powdered sugar rather than granulated sugar in the dough. As a consequence, you get a light, crumbly cookie that melts almost instantly on your tongue. 

This recipe needs only a few basic ingredients that you possibly already have in your pantry, and they have an amazing buttery, nutty texture. Contrary to popular belief, do not consume these crumbly, sweet cookies when dressed in your Sunday finest!! What I enjoy about this recipe is that it can be made by anybody!!


- All-purpose flour; you'll need 250 grams. 

- Soft Butter, I used 230 grams.   

- 125 grams.Of chopped Pecans.

- 75 grams.Of Powdered or icing sugar.

- ¾ Tablespoon.Of Vanilla flavoring. 

- ¼ Tsp.Of Salt. 

- Powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies. 


– Step 1: To begin, you need to sift the powdered sugar, and combine it with soft butter using an electric mixer. 

– Step 2: Once you have a smooth mixture, it's time to add in the vanilla extract, and mix again for 30 seconds. 

– Step 3: Now, you can add in a quarter small spoon of kosher salt, 250 grams of flour after sifting it, and finally the chopped pecans, mixing well for 1 minute. 

– Step 4: At this step, you need to mold the dough into 1 inch balls or flattened cookies, and place them over an ungreased cookie sheet. 

– Step 5: It's oven time, bake the cookies for approximately 20 minutes at 325 degrees. 

– Step 6: When your cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. 

– Step 7: Once they are cold enough to touch, roll them in powdered sugar when already warm. 

– Step 8: Eventually, allow to cool completely before rolling once more in powdered sugar. 

It's an easy and delicious cookie recipe that everyone can try, even children, simply cause we only need basic ingredients, mix them all together,  form small balls, bake them, and TARAAAAA!! We're done!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!!