Snowball cookies are a classic holiday cookie! These nutty, delicious pecan cookies are quick and easy to make! and also the perfect cookie for gifting! Christmas Snowball Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes are soft, tender cookies that melt in your mouth. Kids love rolling the cookies in snowy white powdered sugar. And they are gluten-free!
Gather and measure the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla for two minutes.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients - chopped pecans, almond flour, cornstarch, and salt. Mix well with a spoon or spatula.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (the butter/sugar mixture). It will be a thick dough.
Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
Using a small cookie scoop (2 teaspoons), scoop the dough into balls. Set the balls on the baking sheet.
Cook in the prepared oven for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are slightly golden.
Let the cookie cool slightly.
While cookies are still warm, roll in the remaining powdered sugar and set aside.
Store in an airtight container.