Wedding Cookies (Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

POPULAR cookies at parties, weddings or on a cookie tray. They melt in your mouth! Very impressive and addictive! I have been making these cookies for 45 years. These are also the same cookies that our dear "Meme" calls butter balls. Yield is approximate as it depends on how large you form each cookie. I have never known anyone to not like this cookie! I have always used real butter for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend softened butter with powdered sugar. Add vanilla.
  2. Mix in salt, flour and chopped pecans.
  3. Form dough into 1 inch balls or flattened cookies and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. While hot roll in powdered sugar. Let cool and roll again in powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

Made these for a co-worker's birthday - everybody loved them and they went quickly! I'm making more now for another co-worker who requested a couple of dozen for himself! Thank you!

DRodgers61 October 30, 2014

Just made this cookie. It is awesome. So easy, so quick sooo good!! Melts in your melt (no kidding). I have fell in love with this 'new to me' cookie!!

Cyndi L. February 07, 2013

I love love love these cookies and this recipe is sooooo wonderful!!!! Thank you for posting this recipe it is so good!

violinist4christ December 30, 2010