Gather Ingredients

You will need all-purpose flour, chopped pecans, powdered sugar, salted butter, and vanilla extract.

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Butter & Sugar

Begin by beating the softened butter with the powdered sugar in a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl with a hand mixer at medium speed.

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Add Vanilla

Once the butter and sugar are light and fluffy, add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.

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Snowball Cookie Dough

Pour in the all-purpose flour and gently mix with the butter mixture until cookie dough beings to form.

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Chopped Pecans

When the dough has formed, stir in the chopped pecans or nuts of your choice.

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Add Food Coloring

If desired, add food coloring to the snowball cookie dough for a festive Christmas treat.

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Scoop the Dough

Use a one-tablespoon cookie scoop to measure the dough and roll the dough between your hands to make 1-inch balls.

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Place on Baking Sheet

Place the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

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Bake the Cookies

Bake the cookies at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown.

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Cool Slightly

Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the prepared baking sheet for about 5 minutes.

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Powdered Sugar

Pour some powdered sugar into a bowl and place warm cookies in the sugar, turning to coat.

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Enjoy!

Place the cookies back on the baking sheet or on a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Enjoy your Christmas Snowball Cookies!

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