Vegan Maple Pecan Snowball Cookies
Total Time: 25 mins
Makes: 24 cookies
Snowball cookies are a Christmas favorite. This classic recipe has been given a twist with the Frontier maple powdered sugar and they are vegan. If you aren’t vegan, just replace the vegan butter with your normal baking butter, it’s that easy. Pecans round out this delicate cookie that gets rolled, while still warm, in Wholesome organic traditional powdered sugar. This is a simple recipe if you are new to vegan baking. Grab some coffee, tea or hot chocolate and enjoy some cookies. (Thank you to our friend Stacey Swanson for creating this wonderful recipe.)
2 1/4 cups of bread flour (all-purpose flour can be subbed but bread flour gives a lighter chewier texture to cookies)
3/4 cup of finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon of Frontier Co-op salt
1 cup of vegan butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon of Frontier Co-op or Simply Organic vanilla
1/2 cup of Frontier Co-op maple syrup powder
1 cup or so of Wholesome organic powdered sugar (for rolling warm cookies in)
1. Preheat over to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with Beyond Gourmet parchment paper.
2. Combine flour, pecans and salt in a bowl and set aside.
3. Beat butter, vanilla, and maple powdered sugar with a mixer until creamy.
4. Turn mixer to lowest setting and add the flour.
5. Scoop balls with a round tablespoon and gently roll and form into a ball. Use a light touch as this dough is delicate and can crumble. Since these do not spread you can bake them close together and depending on the size of your cookie sheet you may be able to fit all 24 on at once.
6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottom edges of cookies are lightly brown.
7. Cool for a few minutes. While cookies are still warm, roll in the traditional powder sugar to make them look like a snowball. Place on a rack to cool and then re-roll the cookies again once or twice in more powder sugar.
8. The maple flavor is subtle but really lends a nice background flavor as opposed to the traditional snowball cookies. The flavor of these cookies meld the longer they sit and you may find the maple intensifies even more the next day or day two.