These cookies originated from Mary Ann Thomas, but my family has been making these before I can remember a time without them. They just are the perfect cookie for me. They are crunchy, bite size, and the nuts add a savory note. These are my families Christmas cookies year after year. However, I think it is about time we made a habit of making them year round.
Okeechobee Snowball Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups powder sugar for coating
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Cream the butter. vanilla and sugar. While the mixer is still running gradually add the flour.
- Once the dough as formed add the pecans.
- Using roll into small balls. I little over a tablespoon of dough and lay on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and add to the powdered sugar and give a light toss. Repeat this process again when they are cool. Serve!
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Mmmm…I agree, these should be made all year long! They have a flaky, delicate crunch and are not overly sweet. The Mary Ann you speak of is Mary Anne Thomas Dana and she is my mother-in-law! What a great cook! My daughter and I were going to make these and she looked them up online because that is what kids do now, not go to a cookbook. We are making them to send to my son who lives out of state. It’s his birthday and sending a cake just won’t work very well. I had to think of some other way to bake up some love and these are his favorite!
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Happy birthday to your son! Thank you for stopping by and welcome to the Southern Fellow family.
How much regular sugar?
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I made everything in powdered sugar and forgot to change it. The recipe has been corrected. Thank you Charley for being part of the Southern Fellow family!
These cookies are awesome 🤩
Thank you for sharing👏👏👏