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Snowball Cookies

These festive snowball cookies get a gluten-free spin in this easy recipe.

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Snowball Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 Cookies
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar plus approximately ¾ cup for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour with xanthan gum if no xanthan gum in mix, add 1½ teaspoons


  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place the pecans in a baking dish or pie plate and toast in the oven until warm and fragrant, about 8 minutes.
  • Let cool. Leave oven on.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add ½ cup powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and flour.
  • Mix on low to combine and gradually increase the speed to medium.
  • Mix until the dough comes together.
  • Stir in the cooled pecans with a wooden spoon.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cookies are fairly firm to the touch and just starting to color.
  • Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes.
  • Put the remaining ¾ cup powdered sugar in a small bowl and roll the warm cookies in the sugar to coat.
  • Place on a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • After the cookies have cooled completely, roll again in the powdered sugar.


Nutrition Facts
Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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