Southern Fellow Snowball Cookies

Okeechobee Snowball Cookies





These Okeechobee Snowball 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 family’s Christmas cookies year after year. However, I think it is about time we made a habit of making them year-round. I enjoy making these cookies with my family. I recently had the opportunity to bake these with Faith Alene and Mary Kate Brennan and it was a blast!

 

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Southern Fellow Snowball Cookies
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5 from 2 votes

Okeechobee Snowball Cookies

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, Feed the Band, nuts, pecans, Southern Fellow
Servings: 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powder sugar for coating

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream the butter. vanilla and sugar. While the mixer is still running gradually add the flour.
  • Once the dough has formed add the pecans.
  • Using your hands, gather about a tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough into a ball that is about an inch thick.
  • Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and add them to the powdered sugar while hot. Next, give them a light toss and place them on a sheet pan. Repeat this process once more when they are cool. Serve!

 

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Kim

    5 stars
    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!
    Your site is intriguing and we are so glad we stumbled upon it!

    1. Patrick L.

      Happy birthday to your son! Thank you for stopping by and welcome to the Southern Fellow family.

  2. Charley

    How much regular sugar?

    1. Patrick L.

      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!

  3. petra

    5 stars
    These cookies are awesome 🤩
    Thank you for sharing👏👏👏

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