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Snow Balls


Roll these butter cookies in confectioners' sugar and colored sugars for a festive occasion.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • confectioners' sugar
  • colored sugar sprinkles, optional


Cream butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until light. Add salt, vanilla, flour, and chopped pecans; mix well. Chill dough for 2 hours. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. While cookies are still warm, roll in confectioners' sugar then in colored sugar.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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