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These Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays! These classic favorites are melt in your mouth delicious. photo of snowball cookies on a platter and pecan scattered on the wooden table

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Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

Growing up, my mom and dad have always loved making family traditions for my two little sisters and I. For our birthdays, my mom makes our favorite meals and my dad makes the cake that we request. Then, for Christmas, we make desserts as a family and have a table of yummy treats to snack on throughout the day.  That family tradition started when I was about 12 years old and honestly, I am a fan. One of my favorite desserts that we would make were snow ball cookies! These keto pecan snow ball cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, take me back to the good old days. These have instantly become one of my favorite holiday keto cookies! Nutty, buttery, and honestly, addictive! You can’t stop at one.

The Cookie with Many Names

I’ve never known of any other cookie to take on so many names (Mexican wedding cakes, Russian tea cakes, snowball cookies, Swedish teacakes, Danish almond cookies, and more)! No matter the name, these cookies are made with very few ingredients and end up tasting absolutely incredible. Even while using keto-friendly ingredients, these are spot on! As far as taste goes, these cookies are honestly about the closest I’ve ever gotten to making a recipe that tastes exactly like the original, non-keto, recipe. Oh, and there is no guilt! That alone is probably why this is my favorite Christmas recipe!

How To Make Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

how to make keto pecan snowball cookies step by step photo collage

    1. Add the pecans into a food processor and pulse until ground. Set aside.

 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the butter and sweetener until creamy.

 

 

  • Add the flour, vanilla, salt, and chopped pecans. Mix well again. *Chill dough for at least 1 hour. (helps keep from spreading and flattening)

 

 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1″ balls in the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 minutes.

 

 

  • Immediately roll the cookie balls in swerve confectioners sugar for first coating. Allow the cookies to cool completely and then roll them in the confectioners sugar again.

 

 

Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperature. Our favorite nut for these cookies are pecans! You can also try these with chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds. Or, make them nut free by leaving the nuts out!

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pin for pinterest keto pecan snowball cookies There’s no reason not to stay on a low carb diet when you can still have great tasting treats like these! So, by all means, enjoy your holiday cooking and baking because the kids (or you) won’t know the difference with this recipe. Of course, Santa would also love love love these pecan snowball cookies all to himself when you put the kids to bed.

Helpful Tools To Make Cookies

    • Ninja Processor – We recently got one of these and it’s our favorite thing ever! We got the one that also comes with the blender.

 

  • Silpat – Honestly so much easier and faster to use this rather than greasing the pan or using parchment paper!

 

 

 

 

 

Keto Friendly Powdered Sugar

Lakanto not our carries our favorite granulated sugar but they also carry our favorite powdered sugar! Other brands will leave you with a bad cooling effect or aftertaste. This sweetener is keto-friendly being that it is a zero glycemic sugar replacement! Try it out for yourself. Our readers get 20% off at checkout using the code: BUTTERTOGETHER Nutrition (per cookie) 18 cookies Calories: 139.8  | Fat: 14.3g | Carbs: 2.44g | Fiber: 1.55g | Protein: 2.5g | Net Carbs: 0.89g

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OTHER HOLIDAY RECIPES YOU’LL ENJOY: 

 

Keto Chocolate Snowball Cookies

 

Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

 

Keto Pecan Pralines

Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

Yield: 18 Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies are the perfect treat during the holidays! These classic favorites are melt in your mouth delicious. 

Ingredients

Cookies

Coating

Instructions

  1. Add the pecans to a processor and pulse until ground. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl using mixer, mix the butter and powdered sweetener until creamy.
  3. Add the flour, vanilla, salt, and chopped pecans. Mix well again.
  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour (helps keep from spreading and flattening)
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1" balls in the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Immediately roll the cookie balls in powdered sugar for first coating.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely and then roll them in a second coating of the powdered sweetener.
  9. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: About 18 Cookies Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139.8 Total Fat: 14.3g Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 0.89g Fiber: 1.55g Protein: 2.5g

 

 

Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.

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Patty

Thursday 24th of December 2020

They are real tasty but you definitely have to chill them at least an hour! Do not skip this step. Will make again

Kasey

Saturday 26th of December 2020

Thank you for giving them a try!

Linda

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Mine totally fell apart after baking, It says 1 Stick of butter, is that 1/2 C. or 1 C? our sticks are 1/2 C.

Kasey

Sunday 20th of December 2020

It is 1/2 cup butter for 1 stick, and the only reason I can think of it falling apart would be not enough butter. I am not sure what happened. I hope you find a way to make it work for you!

Marlene

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Are these considered gluten-free?

Kasey

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Yes! Enjoy!

Carrie Burke

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi! Are the pecans raw or roasted??

Kasey

Friday 18th of December 2020

We used roasted, bu lt either works fine. Enjoy!

Sharon

Friday 11th of December 2020

These were WAY better than I expected. It was my first time using monkfruit sweetener and it will be my go to sugar substitute - no cooling effect. My only problem was 400 degrees seems a bit high, mine slightly burned on the bottom even though I used a silpat (never had that happen before with silpat). I am also using a new gas oven so there is a learning curve with that. Otherwise, very, very close tasting to the original snowball cookie. Thanks for posting.

Kasey

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Thank you for giving them a try! We hope you enjoy them again and again!