I love snowball cookies and this vegan version is super easy to make and delicious! These cookies have a perfect, soft, crunchy texture with just the right amount of pecans and orange flavor. These can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the flour for your gluten-free flour of choice too. =)

Snowball Cookies [Vegan]

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  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 3-5 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (pulse through a food processor until finely ground if you have one)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at low-speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Add orange essential oil and stir well. Start with 3 drops and add more to taste.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour and pecans.
  4. Combine all ingredients to form a dough.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when once cool.

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