Wedding Cookies (Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes)

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Seasoned Cook

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.

Top Review by jpc02043

I followed the directions, but my cookies fell. They are not nice little round balls, but more wafer shaped. They taste fine, but are wrong shape.

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 12 minutes, until firm but not brown. While hot roll in powdered sugar. Let cool and roll again in powdered sugar.

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