Ali Manno - Snowball Cookies
Ali shows how to make your own snow with Snowball Cookies you can enjoy anytime.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups toasted pecans (5 oz.)
  • 1 cup butter, cold, cubed
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar (3 oz.)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, for coating the cookies
  • Miniature trees, deer, etc. For decoration in jar with ribbon.


1. Heat oven to 350˚.

2. Combine flour, toasted nuts, cold butter, powdered sugar, zest, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until a stiff dough forms.

3. Roll or scoop dough into 1-inch balls (~½ ounce per cookie). Toss dough balls in powdered sugar until coated.

4. Set coated cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until puffed and firm, about 17-19 minutes.

5. While the cookies are still warm, sift extra powdered sugar on top.

6. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 10 days

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