Snowball Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24 cookies
These cookies have a perfect, soft, crunchy texture with just the right amount of pecans and orange flavor.
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup Vegan Butter, softened
  • 3-5 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cups finely chopped pecans (pulse through a food processor until finely ground if you have one)
  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at low-speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Add orange essential oil and stir well. Start with three drops and add more to taste.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour and pecans.
  4. Combine all ingredients to form a dough.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when once cool.
This made 24 snowballs, but you can get more if you make smaller ones.
Recipe by Pure Thyme at