White Chocolate Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 13 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x


  • 1 cup (or 2 sticks or 8 oz.) salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and vanilla. Gradually mix in the flour just until it comes together. If you’re adding nuts, gently mix them in now.
  2. Wrap the dough in wax paper and chill for one hour.
  3. Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a knife, cut off small chunks of the dough (approximately 1 tablespoon) and roll the dough between your hands until you can flatten it into a small circle. Place 3-4 white chocolate chips in the center of the circle and shape the dough into a ball around the chips.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the balls on the lined cookie sheet, approximately 1 inch apart, Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes or until the bottoms are browned.
  5. While the cookies are warm dust them with powdered sugar. I love using what I call my “sugar shaker” to do this! Don’t try rolling them at this point… they’ll just crumble apart.
  6. If you’re feeling adventurous, let them cool completely and then you can roll them in powdered sugar to get them completely white 😉 .