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Orange Zest Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies recipe with orange zest and chopped nuts )pecans or hazelnuts).
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 91 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • 1 cup Crisco shortening butter flavored
  • cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy (about three minutes for my Kitchenaid mixer).
  3. Stir in the flour, vanilla, nuts and zest.
  4. Roll one inch snowball cookies out of the dough and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes or until slightly golden.
  6. Place cookie sheet on trivet. Sift powdered sugar over the cookies while still warm.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Zest Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.