Pecan Snowball Cookies
I love how light and buttery these cookies are! Sure they might be your dark outfit's worst enemy, but that really just makes it a worthy challenge to try and eat. I thought these cookies were going to require a bunch of weird ingredients, so it was a great surprise to see how easy these are to assemble!
I usually only see them during the holiday season, so are these holiday cookies? I don't know, but I brought out the seasonal decorations just in case. For these pecan snowball cookies I used Life Made Sweeter's recipe here.
What You'll Need
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 - 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- More powdered sugar for rolling cookies - about 1/2 cup
Oven: 350 degrees
Cook Time: 14-15 mins, rotating pans halfway
Start off by finely chopping the pecans.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and briefly mix. Then slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Slowly mix in the pecans.
Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or a cookie mat. Scoop out the dough into 2 tbsp sized balls.
Roll them until smooth and then stick them in the fridge for 30 mins. This is so they stay round as we bake them.
Bake the cookies for 14-15 mins or until just slightly brown. Life Made Sweeter recommended rotating the pan halfway though.
While the cookies are baking, sift 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a bowl.
Once the cookies are done let them sit on the baking rack for around 2 mins. Then roll each cookie in its first layer of powdered sugar and place them on a cooling rack.
One the cookies have completely cooled, roll them around in the powdered sugar for their final coat.
And then you're done! The biggest challenge now is trying to eat them without getting them all over your outfit. :P