Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A new twist on the traditional Snowball Cookies aka Butter Balls, Walnut Balls, Pecan Puffs, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream together the butter and 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar.
  3. Add the flour, salt, zest, and nuts, stirring until a dough forms.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake on center oven rack for 10 minutes.
  6. While still warm, roll each snowball in confectioners' sugar and transfer to wire rack.
  7. Re-roll once snowballs have cooled completely.
Most Helpful

I loved the buttery sweetness of these cookies. I've made a similar cookie before, but could never seem to get the confectioners sugar to stay on them. Now I know the key! It's re-rolling the cookies after they cool. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Dreamgoddess February 04, 2008