Maple Pecan Snowball Cookies are infused with maple extract and loads of chopped pecans. Crescent shaped or in ball form, these tea cookies have just a touch of sweetness with a light + buttery texture.
Tea cookies are known by many different names around the world – Mexican wedding cookies, Russian tea cookies, Italian wedding cookies, Southern pecan butterballs, crescent cookies, snowdrop cookies, snowball cookies.
When so many people around the world have a name for a cookie – they must be delicious! They always get a spot on the holiday cookie tray.
How to make Maple Pecan Snowball Cookies
Step 1 – Finely chop pecans.
You can also use walnuts or any other nut!
Step 2 – Mix ingredients in separate bowls.
Mix softened butter and maple extract in medium bowl.
Blend all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to the butter and maple extract.
Mix until soft clumps form and start to stick together.
Step 3 – Roll into balls.
I scoop them with a 1 Tbs scoop to keep them uniform.
Step 4 – Refrigerate for about 45 minutes.
This firms up the butter so they retain a nice perfect round ball.
Step 5 – Bake until lightly golden.
Roll in powdered sugar and Enjoy!
TIP | Wonder how to keep the bottom of your cookies from browning too much?
If the bottom of your cookies are browning more than you’d like before the rest of the cookie is done, slide a second cookie sheet under the first. This extra padding protects the bottoms from excessive browning.
Light and buttery Maple Pecan Snowball cookies are traditional tea cookies with maple extract and pecans.
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
- 2 Tbs granulated sugar
- 1 Tbs maple extract
- 1/2 cup butter room temp
- powdered sugar to roll in after baking
Give the softened butter and maple extract a mix in medium bowl.
Blend all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to the butter and maple extract. Mix until soft clumps form and start to stick together.
Form dough into 1-2" balls and place onto ungreased baking sheets.
Chill the dough balls for 45 min. Chilling them helps keep the round shape.
Bake at 400F for 12-15 min.
Let cool slightly, then roll in powdered sugar while still warm.
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I sent this recipe to my sister in law who is planning a bridal shower for a friend. This will compliment the menu beautifully.