Nutella Stuffed Snowball Cookies are classic cookies that melt in your mount. They’re nutty and filled with an unexpected delight on the inside.
Snowball Cookies are often referred to as the Russian Tea Cookies. They’re irresistibly tender with a right pinch of sweetness, making it perfect with a cup of hot tea. The powdered, snowy look adds that nice Christmas feeling to the whole experience.
How to Make Nutella Stuffed Snowball Cookies
- Add Nutella to a piping bag. Form smalldollops of Nutella on a lined baking sheet. Place it into a freezer while you’re working on the dough.
- In a mixing bowl, combine sugar with butter. To the mixture, add flour and pecans, whisk to combine all ingredients together.
- Form circles with the dough, place Nutella pieces on the inside. Fold over and form ball-shaped cookies.
- Bake cookies at 350F for about 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
- While the Snowball Cookies are still warm, roll them through the powdered sugar. Once they cool, roll them once again through powdered sugar.
How to Store Snowball Cookies
Cookies can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container or frozen for a few months. If you choose to freeze them, open the container before you thaw them, to allow the moisture to escape. Thaw completely before serving.
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Nutella Stuffed Snowball Cookies are classic cookies that melt in your mount. They're nutty and filled with an unexpected delight on the inside.
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 cups finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar with room-temperature butter.
- To the butter, add in chopped pecans and flour. Whisk again to combine all ingredients together.
- Form the cookie dough into circles. Place Nutella pieces on the inside. Fold over and seal. Place cookies on a baking sheet.
- Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Allow the snowball cookies to cool slightly for about 5 minutes, then roll each cookie through the powdered sugar while they’re still warm. Allow to cools completely and once again roll all cookies through the powdered sugar.
Nutella Snowball Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
How could I make the mixture slightly more wet because they didn't stick together?
Hey Amber, you can add more butter. This is a crumbly cookie, so the dough needs to be just pressed together. Hope this helps!
They will transform in crumbles. I think something is missing from this recipe because they will literally turn in dust. You can't even hold one in the hand. Maybe adding 2 eggs will improve the cookies. They look like ischler cookies, the only difference are the eggs
Hey Andriana, Was the butter at room temperature?
Yes, it was. The cookies tastes great, however the texture is not ideal for a 2 years old and a 6 years old. Next time I will try to add an egg or two
Hey Andriana, they do harden as they cool off. Hope you like them after they are cooled. Thanks
Yes, it's true. They do harden. I will also try to modify the quantities. Maybe my flour is different. I'm sure I will find the right balance. 🙂 my family loves them so I will keep trying. I'm a perfectionist lol.
Maybe, sometimes flour does play a role and butter texture can make a huge difference. Hope you get that perfect consistency you want. 🙂
Hello, would almond or pistachio be a good substitute for pecans? I dont have any pecans and would rather not go out to buy some right now!
Hi Alina, I have not tried them with any other nuts. If you do, please let me know if it works.
These look amazing! Life without nutella would be boring. #teamnutella
I so agree about Nutella. I love it! This cookie has the perfect amount.
Anything with Chocolate is life!!!
For sure, especially if its Nutella 🙂
How long can they be stored for?
For several weeks, as log as they are sealed. Also you cna freeze them for a few months but also sealed.
In your recipe you say put Nutella "Pieces" on dough??
This is in recipe descriptions: Add Nutella to a piping bag. Form small dollops of Nutella on a lined baking sheet. Place it into a freezer while you’re working on the dough. This will be the pieces you will place inside the cookies.