This gluten free snowball cookie recipe is one of my favorite Christmas cookies! They have the best pecan flavor and are super easy to make. They are soft and melt in your mouth! These cookies are perfect for all of your holiday gatherings.
I have made snowball cookies since I was little and got my first children's cookbook. They are easily one of my favorite Christmas cookies. I love the simplicity and the rich pecan flavor.
Can you make snowball cookies with walnuts?
Yes! You can definitely substitute the pecans with walnuts. You could also use almonds if that works better for you. I have made them with walnuts in the past also and they are still delicious.
Gluten Free Snowball Cookies Supplies
What do snowball cookies taste like?
I think they have a similar flavor to shortbread (which might be why I like them so much). Shortbread is usually just butter, sugar, flour and salt. This recipe adds in vanilla and pecans. So, the two recipes are very similar.
Why are my snowball cookies falling apart?
If your cookies are falling apart they are too dry. You could add a tablespoon or two of butter. You could also add a tablespoon or two of milk. Start with a little and add until your cookies form a ball in your hand easily and stay together on the baking sheet.
Gluten Free Snowball Cookies Ingredients
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This gluten free snowball cookie recipe is one of my favorite Christmas cookies! They have the best pecan flavor and are super easy to make. They are soft and melt in your mouth! They are perfect for all of your holiday gatherings.
In the bowl of your stand mixer add the softened butter, sugar, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until well blended together.
Add the flour and pecans to the wet mixture and blend until combined. The dough will begin to stick together in the bowl.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until they are slightly firm and the bottoms are golden brown.
Let the cookies cool slightly. Then, while they are still warm roll them in powdered sugar.
You can use walnuts instead of pecans if you would like.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Christmas