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Gluten Free Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 26 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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.



1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
2 cups Gluten Free Flour
1 cups Pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar, to roll the cookies in


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

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.

Using a cookie scoop measure out the dough and roll it into balls. Place them evenly on the baking sheets.

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.

Place the cookies on a cooling rack and let them cool completely before storing them in an air tight container for up to a week.


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

Keywords: gluten free, cookies, baking, holidays, Christmas