Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
- Confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
- Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set and bottoms are lightly browned, 15-20 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. If desired, reroll cookies in confectioners' sugar.
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Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 92 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 5, 2019
Psalm127-3: There is no need for a leavener in these as they don't rise. You use a cookie scoop or teaspoon and form them into round balls. They bake that way. My mother also would shape them into a crescent shape. I love these. I've made them without chips and always add chopped pecans or walnuts. They are the easiest cookie to make and taste so good. Melt in your mouth.
Nov 30, 2018
My concern was no leavener so what makes them rise, round
Nov 28, 2018
If you like this type of cookie, you definitely need to the the Cinnamon Sugar Cookie on this site. It uses both powdered sugar and cream of tartar in the recipe--which gives it the great texture of a wedding cookie. I cut the recipe in half. It is so good I have made this 1/2 recipe three times this week. Once with mini semisweet chips and toasted chopped almonds, once with the same mini chips and chopped dried cranberries. Lastly with about 1/2 cup of toasted chopped pecans, with the cookies rolled in demerara sugar before baking. I am 77 and have baked MANY different cookie recipes, and this is now my favorite cookie.
Dec 23, 2017
I've made this recipe a few times with both walnuts and pecans. We prefer pecans! I also like to use mini chocolate chips since they are a smaller cookie.
Jan 13, 2016
Family loved this recipe!
Dec 17, 2015
I ran the chocolate chips & nuts (used walnuts) through the blender to finely chop before adding them to the dough. Mine were done baking in <12 min. I used 2 c flour & had no problems. Snowball cookies are supposed to be a bit on the dry/powdery side. Excellent recipe! Thanks!bce1965, you can use either, but I prefer semi-sweet to help counter the sweetness of the cookie dough.
Dec 16, 2015
Do you use milk chocolate chips or semi sweet chips. Thank you!
Jan 18, 2015
These came out great! I saw after the fact that some reviewers decreased the flour, but mine came out just fine with the amount listed. For nuts I used freshly toasted, chopped almonds. I omitted the chocolate chips and instead dipped half the batch in white chocolate, half in dark chocolate. Super yum!
Dec 18, 2014
Just made these for my son-in-law he likes simple cookies will def make them again The only thing I changes after reading reviews I use about 1 1/2 cups of flour insead of the 2 that's called for
Nov 8, 2014
Very good, a little on the dry side