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These delicious snowball cookies are going to be a hit at this year's holiday gathering! Covered in powdered sugar and filled with toasted pecans and coconut, these Christmas cookies are full of flavor.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

45 mins
30 mins
15 mins
1 hr 30 mins
about 40 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in the water and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the pecans, and coconut. Cover and chill 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls or 2x1/2-inch logs. Place balls or logs 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  • Place the 3/4 cup powdered sugar in a large plastic bag. Add cooled cookies, a few at a time, shaking gently to coat.

Cocoa-Covered Sandies:

Prepare as directed, except in Step 3 reduce the powdered sugar to 1/2 cup and stir in 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder. Shake cooled cookies in the cocoa mixture.Per cookie: same as above, except 97 cal., 9 g carb.

To Store

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze uncoated cookies for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Shake cookies in powdered sugar as directed.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 12mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 1g; vitamin a 143.1IU; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.1mcg; sodium 45mg; potassium 22mg; calcium 4mg; iron 0.4mg.