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Easy Homemade Christmas Snowball Cookies Recipe


  • 3 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 cups Nestle Tollhouse Holiday chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
  • additional powdered sugar for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 374 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl until creamy and smooth. Gradually add in the flour until thoroughly combined. Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips - do not beat!
  3. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoon and roll into balls, placing about one inch apart on you cookie sheet. Bake for about 11 minutes, or until the bottom edges just begin to turn golden brown.
  4. When you take them out of the oven, they will NOT look done - remember, there are no eggs in these cookies, so they aren't going to turn color like many chocolate chip cookies.
  5. As soon as you set your cookie sheet down, begin sifting powdered sugar over the tops of the cookies.