Raw pecan halves Unsalted butter Pure vanilla extract Gluten-free flour blend Powdered sugar Fine salt
Place the pecans in the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times until half of the nuts are very finely chopped and half are in small, coarse pieces. Set aside.
Add the butter and vanilla to a medium bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer). Cream together the butter and vanilla using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
Add the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and pecans. Start the mixer on low then gradually increase the speed to high.
The dough will look very dry and crumbly at first but trust the process and keep mixing until it comes together into a smooth ball.
Cover the bowl with a lightly damp towel or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Remove the dough from fridge and use your hands to roll it into 28-30 balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball).
Bake on the middle rack for 9-12 minutes or until balls are set, dry to the touch and lightly brown on the bottoms.
Let cookies rest for 10 minutes. Then roll in powdered sugar (or dust them with powdered sugar if you prefer them to be less sweet), allow them to cool for several hours.
A delightful Holiday cookie, these Snowball Cookies are made with 5 simple ingredients, easy to make, and are soft and delicious.
SIMPLE HOLIDAY BAKING
A melt-in-your mouth Snowball cookie recipe!