Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Cookies

Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Cookies

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Classic Free Pecan Snowball Cookies - made vegan and gluten-free | gfJules.com

Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Cookies, sometimes called “Wedding Cookies,” are delightful balls of crumbly, nutty, powdery yumminess, and are a traditional favorite you shouldn’t have to miss just because you’re eating gluten free.

The ingredient list is so short and sweet that you might be tempted to write these cookies off. But don’t! It’s one of those cases where simple really can be perfect!

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Snow Day cookies!

 

I love these so much that I baked these for my own wedding, but don’t wait for such an auspicious occasion to try this recipe — it’s super easy and loved by all!

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Among the yummy gluten free treats we prepared for our wedding, these Wedding Cookies were a highlight!

 

This specific cookie’s ingredient combination is “just right,” delighting your taste buds with the nutty note of pecan, a hint of vanilla, inimitable coconut, even a tinge of orange zest if you like. Dusted with confectioner’s sugar, these cookies thrill young cookie monsters as well as more discerning ones. See for yourself – no one will miss the gluten in this delicious treat!

You can mix the dough in a food processor or with a mixer. There are no eggs or dairy required, and of course no gluten, so you can even taste the dough as you go, just to be sure it’s coming along as deliciously as you’d expect (I can’t be the only one to taste-test cookie dough, can I??).

There’s just nothing not to love about this simple classic, made gluten free. One tip though: you might want to double it! Did I mention the dough is really tasty?

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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Cookies

Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Cookies

This super simple gluten free pecan snowball cookie recipe makes blissfully delicious cookies that melt in your mouth! Gluten free and vegan!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for dusting finished cookies)
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter or non-dairy alternative, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. orange zest or peel (optional)
  • 1 cup (135 grams) gfJules™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

Using a large food processor, pulse the confectioner’s sugar, pecans, and coconut until the pecans are finely chopped and tossed well with the sugar.

With an electric mixer or the food processor, beat together the butter and pecan mixture until fully integrated.

Mix in the vanilla and the orange zest. Slowly add the gfJules Flour and salt, beating or pulsing until blended and a soft dough is formed.

Cover the dough tightly and refrigerate until cold and firm, not sticky – usually at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325° F (static). Scoop cold dough into large teaspoon-sized balls and roll between your palms to form a round ball. Place each formed ball onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet 1-2 inches apart.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Remove to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Sift approximately 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar into a small flat-bottomed bowl, then gently toss each cookie in the bowl to lightly coat with sugar and serve.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies, depending on size.

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Refrigerate the dough before baking for the prettiest presentation, but if you can’t wait, you can still enjoy these tasty cookies baking them right after making the dough.

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  1. Wow, these cookies are WONDERFUL! I didn’t use the orange and instead added maybe .5 tsp cinnamon, but I’ll definitely try them again with orange in the future. The cookies just burst apart in your mouth in the best way, and they are so tender. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

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