Snowball Cookies with Cranberries Recipe – They are so easy and perfect for Christmas! Made with pecans and dried cranberries. Skip the chocolate this year and make snowball cookies!
I love holiday baking if you haven’t already noticed! So many cookies and sweet treats, enough for me to at least gain another 50 pounds this season. Oh well. Keeping my fingers crossed for a HEALTHY January. Who’s in it with me?
Every year I always make a batch of snowball cookies because they are too cute and delicious. I usually add chopped pecans to the dough, but this year I thought I was add in cranberries. I am telling you; it was the best idea eve. Great with the tart and sweet burst of the dried cranberries in each bite.
Great way to use the leftover cranberries from my buttered rum fudge with cranberries. Not only are they delicious, but they make excellent gifts. I like to bake them and gift them in a festive cookie tin with tissue paper. If you are gifting these on Christmas, you can make them a few days ahead of time. They last up to 7 days at room temperature.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- ⅔ cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups confectioners sugar, for coating
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicon baking mat. Set aside
- Cream together the butter and confectioners sugar until creamy and fluffy.
- Fold in the salt, cornstarch and flour until combined.
- Add the pecans and cranberries to the dough and fold until combined.
- Scoop 1.5-2 tablespoons of cookie dough using a medium cookie scoop onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly golden.
- Allow the snowball cookies to cool for 2 minutes, then coat in the confectioners sugar and place onto a cooling rack to cool. Repeat until all have been coated.
- Place each snowball again into the confectioners sugar and place them in an airtight container.