Snow Balls in a Jar

Snow Balls in a Jar


"A favorite recipe at Christmas that can become someone's favorite gift. Share it with the ones you love."


servings 79 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and flour. Place into a 1 quart canning jar. Put the chopped pecans on top. Close the lid and attach a tag with the following instructions:
  2. Snow Balls, Makes 4 dozen. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of shortening and 1/4 cup of margarine. Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Add the entire contents of the jar, and mix well. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool, and roll in confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 19 Ratings


The "snowballs" are delicious! Very easy to package and make! I added white chocolate chips and coconut and put them in snowflake covered bags calling them "snowballs in a bag"...they were a big...

Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar, put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked cookies. The cookies were sort of dry and bland with all of the shortening, so for the...

I couldn't stand the thought of using all that shortening(yuck)so I used butter and it was much like my shortbread recipe. They do need to be rolled in sugar while slightly warm, sugar sticks be...

I made four gift jars with this recipe and I made a batch for my house, too. They're good cookies and they're especially appropriate for this time of year. I tried adding coconut and white choco...

Very good - I always make these and teh saltine toffee cookies found on this site. They are awsome, one tip, though, when you roll the cookies, first sprinle in water, then roll - much more suga...

Wow! These cookies are absolutely delicious, I've only had two so far but they are great! Right up there in my top 3 cookie recipes, and that's saying a lot. I really like cookies that have a...

I decided to follow one rater's suggestion of snowballs in a bag and thought it would be good to make and try them before giving away the jar version. They taste great - a lot like shortbread b...

I just rolled these in balls and flattened with a fork. I sprinkled with sugar and baked at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes. Pretty good!

I have wanted a recipe like this for years. It was great!