#Comfort Cooking

Paula's Pecan Butter Snowballs

March 17, 2017

So we had a little gathering at church.  It was called a Hen Party, and there were actual hens there.
Everyone was supposed to bring a dessert to share and there would be judging. 

I always worry that not enough people will bring something, so most of the time I make more than one thing.  I scrolled through Pinterest and found this Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake.  You can find it at www.lifeloveandsugar.com.

The presentation was nice -- and I won Best In Show. I do believe some people thought I didn't make the cake, because they asked me, "Did you really make that?"  And then they wanted the recipe (just to see if I had one).  I will tell you it was pretty good, but very, very rich.

But this is the one I wanted to share with you.  It's Paula Deen's Pecan Butter Snowballs.  They were my favorite.


This is what you need:  
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup honey
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar

1.  In a large bowl, beat butter and honey with a mixer at medium speed until creamy.  In a medium bowl, combine, flour, pecans, and salt.  Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until combined.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

3.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls.  Place 1 inch apart on prepared pans.

4.  Bake until set but not browned, about 30 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Roll cookies in confectioners' sugar.  Let cool completely.  Roll in confectioners' sugar again.

Notice there is no sugar in the cookie dough.  Instead she used honey.  Of course, the confectioner's sugar makes up for that.  But I must say they were delicious.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How fun is this! What a beautiful cake and display. Was this for your RS birthday? Thanks for sharing - I'm going to try the snowballs.

  2. Yes, it was our RS birthday party. I really liked the snowballs. But it's hard to be discreet when you eat them - what with powdered sugar all over your lips - mouth- face.


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