Pecan and orange snowballs

May 23, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Pecan and orange snowballs

Serves: 55
Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g (2/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 110g (1 cup) pecan nuts, finely chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) orange rind, finely grated
  • 375g (2½ cups) plain flour, sifted



Preheat the oven to 180ºC.


Place the butter and the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy, about 10 – 15 minutes.


Add the pecans, orange rind and flour and beat until just combined.


Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture at a time into balls, place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and flatten slightly.


Bake until lightly golden, about 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then dust well with icing sugar.



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