The Pin Junkie: Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies

'Tis the season for tasty treats from the kitchen!  Today I'm sharing a recipe for one of my favorite holiday cookies.  I grew up calling these cookies Mexican Wedding Cookies, but I've also heard them called Heavenly Bits and also Snowball Cookies.  Whatever you call them, these cookies are delicious and super easy to make.

Ingredients
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.  Mix butter, one cup powdered sugar and vanilla.
3.  Stir in flour, nuts, and salt.
4.  Shape dough into one inch balls.
5.  Place on parchment lined baking sheets.
6.  Bake 15 to 17 minutes.
7.  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, roll each cookie in one cup powdered sugar.  Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.  Roll each cookie in powdered sugar again.  When cookies are completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

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27 comments:

  1. ummm, I just love these cookies. We used to make them years ago and I sort of forgot about them...now, I will make some for Christmas...thanks so much.

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  2. Hi Bonnie! I grew up calling these Butterball cookies and just made a Christmas version (soon to be on my blog) over the weekend. They are delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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    1. I can see why they'd be called butterball cookies. I was amazed at how much butter is in this recipe! I guess it can't be too bad for you if you only have them once a year!

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  3. Looks great! Can't wait to try these.

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  4. This may be one of my favorite cookies...EVER. YUM! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. Those are my favorite holiday cookie of all time. They remind me so much of when I was a child. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the snowball cookies and especially how you put them in a little tin with the snowman. Awesome little gift. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. I love these cookies!! They are so light and crisp!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. Thanks for linking up. I pinned your post to pinterest.com/cdloken/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-favorites/

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  9. Drool. This is one of my MUST HAVE Christmas cookies. Love them! Mine are a little different though in that they include chopped dates and are called Frosty Date Balls.

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  10. Yum! I always called them Mexican Wedding Cookies, but I think Snowball Cookies is even better!

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    1. I grew up calling them Mexican Wedding Cookies too. I thinks it's really interesting that these cookies are known by so many different names! :)

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  11. These look delicious, I love snowball cookies pinning! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things :)

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  12. One of my favorite cookies... I'm featuring them tomorrow in my Friday Features. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday.

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  13. These are one of my fave childhood cookies, I ate so many one Christmas Eve I ended sick! :-) These lookl so good, I love all the powdered sugar! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)
    Cathy @ threekidsandafish.com

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  14. Nice little cookies!
    Will try them :-)

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  15. They sound just like my cookies I make like Russian tea cakes.

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  16. Oh my! these look yummy! Bring on the snowballs! Wishing you a merry Christmas :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  17. Hey there Bonnie....this awesome recipe was very very popular on last week's blog hop. You will be featured this week so be sure to stop by.
    Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

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  18. Oh I love these cookies! They look so cute in the tin. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. I haven't had these in forever. We called them Mexican Wedding Cookies and i now plan to make them this year. Ann Marie @Iris Abbey

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  20. Bonnie, these are such classics, I adore them! We called them Mexican Wedding Cookies, too. Thank you so much for reminding me of them, and for sharing them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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    1. I think it's really interesting how these cookies have so many different names. Glad to know someone else calls them Mexican Wedding Cookies too!

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  21. OMG. I use to make these with my Grandmother when I was a little girl. Haven't thought about them in years. I have pinned them to make with my niece next week. Thank you!

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  22. So cute and they sound so delicious. Pinned. Thanks for sharing this with us on Weekend Bites.

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