Every kid wants to empty the cookie jar.  This Christmas, indulge everyone with this special recipe – cookies that look like snowballs for the kids and the kids-at-heart.

Makes  4 dozen cookies

Preparation time 45 minutes

Cooking time    25 minutes


  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup    butter
  • ¾ tsp    salt
  • ½ cup   sugar
  • ¾ cup   confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp   vanilla extract
  • 1 cup    pecans, finely chopped


Snow Cookies Recipe

1. Grease two baking sheets with butter.  Sift the salt and flour on to a wax paper.  Beat the sugar and butter in a medium-sized bowl until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla.

2. Add the flour mixture to the butter mix, and then add the pecans and mix using a wooden spoon.

3. Powder your hands with the confectioner’s sugar and pick up the batter, rolling them into one-inch balls.

4. Put the balls on the baking sheets two inches apart from each other, then bake in a preheated oven, 325 degrees, for 25 minutes or until light brown.

5. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before rolling in confectioner’s sugar.


Cooking Tips:

  • Keep the cookies in an airtight container.  They are good until up to two weeks.
  • Do not freeze the cookies.