Snow Ball Christmas Cookies and Online Cookie Exchange. These buttery snowball cookies, also known as Russian tea cakes or pecan meltaway cookies, are the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth cookies! Loaded with crushed pecans and rolled in powdered sugar, makes them one of our favorite cookies during the Christmas season. They also make great teacher gifts!
For as long as I can remember, my girls have always called these small buttery cookies the ‘Snow Ball Christmas Cookies.’ The name evolved from the popular Disney movie at that time ‘Snow White,’ which all little girls loved.
Nowadays, all the little girls, including my granddaughter are into the current Disney movie ‘Frozen.’
You can gather your little bakers in the kitchen; play the song “Let it Go” as you sing along and create these easy-to-make confections. And at the same time, creating wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!
To Make These Snow Ball Christmas Cookies:
Getting started is easy. Using simple ingredients such as butter, flour, powdered sugar, and crushed pecans makes these cookies so simple to make and bake.
No eggs in this recipe.
Simply beat sugar with butter, then add in the rest of the dry ingredients and shape into balls.
The recipe calls for slow baking them at 325 degrees F for about 15 to 18 minutes and then roll them into the powdered sugar while still warm, and then again the second time once they cool completely.
They stay fresh for one week in a sealed container, and they freeze beautifully too!
If you freeze these cookies, just dust them again with powdered sugar to give them a fresh appearance just before serving.
Best served at room temperature.
All generations of all ages will enjoy these snow ball cookies as much as we do.
These snow ball Christmas cookies are so good!! Your friends and loved ones will LOVE them! Besides, everyone always looks forward to them year after year.
Ok, who’s doing a cookie swap? Here are a few more cookie recipes you might enjoy!
Coconut Cherry Shortbread Cookies are snowball cookies made with shredded coconut, dried cherries, and chocolate morsels.
And finally, try these!
Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons (Gluten-Free)
I thought it would be fun to offer an “online cookie exchange” and invite some of our foodie-friends to be a part of it. Our full recipe card for our Snow Ball Christmas Cookies will be at the bottom of this post for you to easily print.
In the meantime, enjoy some of our friend’s cookie recipes as part of our virtual online cookie exchange!
Chocolate Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti by Roz
Lemon Ice Cookies by Dan
Cinnamon Stars by Tricia
Soft Gingersnap Cookies by Barbara
Pecan Shortbead Cookies by Susan, and Peppermint Macarons by Joanne
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