Buttery Pecan Snowballs


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for rolling
1 pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon*
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves*
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cups chopped pecans


1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line two baking sheets with silicone or silpat and set aside.

2. In a mixer or a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Then add the vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and salt and mix well. Add the flour and pecans and mix just until the batter forms.

3. Roll the dough into large 1″ balls and place them 1″ apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until they are lightly tanned.

4. Allow the balls to cool completely and then roll them in a bowl of confectioners’ sugar to coat.

* For classic Mexican Wedding Cookies omit the cinnamon and cloves.


Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These cookies are casual enough for kids and sophisticated enough for a dinner party. They are also a guaranteed hit at the office!


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Prep time 5 minutes, bake time 30 minutes


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