Grandma Minecci's Snowball Cookies

Grandma's snowball cookie recipe has been passed down through the generations and is a family-favorite during the holiday season.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Beat shortening, butter, and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add eggs and vanilla extract and...


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed

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