Christmas Snowball Cookies

Recipe by Bev I Am
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 28 cookies




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