Christmas Snowball Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

Most people refer to these delicious cookies as Mexican Wedding Cakes. Since my children were young, we have always refered to them as Christmas Snowballs because they look just like snowballs covered in powdered sugar!

Top Review by Laowai wife

My mom used to make these when I was a little girl. They were easy to make and delicious. Perfect for a cookie exchange.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  3. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat until well blended.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.
  6. Bake in a 300° regular or convection oven until cookies are pale golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  7. If baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking.
  8. Let cookies stand on sheets until cool enough to handle.
  9. Place remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.
  10. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat all over; discard remaining sugar.
  11. Set cookies on racks to cool completely.

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