Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Pistachio Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This is a classic cookie recipe that makes a great addition to any holiday dessert and sweets table.


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makes 2 dozen cookies
10 Min
15 Min


  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups
    finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    confectioners' sugar, for dusting

How to Make Pistachio Snowball Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and nuts.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla and beat on medium-high speed for about 4 minutes or until the dough is creamy and pale in color. While still beating, add the flour/pistachio mixture, beating just until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pinch off pieces of dough and form into 1-inch balls (or use a cookie scoop to shape dough). Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then let roll cookies in confectioners' sugar while still warm. Let cookies cool completely then roll in confectioners' sugar again until thoroughly coated.

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About Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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