Hidden Rolo Snowball Cookies

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Hidden Rolo Snowball Cookies, a hidden Rolo chocolate and caramel candy make this cookie a sweet surprise. This is a fun cookie recipe alternative. Adding a powdered sugar coating will make them stand out on the holiday cookie trays.

Hidden Rolo Snowball cookies

Hidden Rolo Snowball Cookies

These cookies are nutty and buttery. With Rolo chocolate candy in the center, they are rich and decadent as well.

The Snowball Cookie is also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Pecan Sandies, Russian Teacakes, or Wedding Cookies.

desserts on a wire rack


The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.


Measure all the ingredients carefully, especially the flour.  

How do you measure flour?

To correctly measure flour, first, sift the flour. Then using a spoon or scoop lightly scoop flour out of its container into a measuring cup. Continue filling the cup until it is overflowing, then using the back of a butter knife level the flour. Scooping the measuring cup directly into the flour to fill can result in up to 25% more flour than lightly spooning the flour into the measuring cup. More flour in a recipe will make it dense and dry.

Hidden Rolo Snowball cookies

Hidden Rolo Snowball cookies Pro Tips

The basic Snowball Cookie is simple perfection. They’re buttery, slightly sweet, and nutty. Pecans, walnuts, pistachios, or almonds can be used. Pecans are my favorite nut, and I almost always use them. You can use any nut you like.

They are perfect on a cold day with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar. Let them cool and roll them again.

Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

Hidden Rolo Snowball cookies

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Hidden Rolo Snowball cookies

Hidden Rolo Snowball Cookies

Hidden Rolo Snowball Cookies, a hidden Rolo chocolate and caramel candy make this cookie a sweet surprise. This is a fun cookie recipe alternative.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
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  • 1 cup real butter at room temperature, no substitutions
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and ¾ + 1 tablespoon cups all-purpose flour sifted and measured correctly
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 12 ounce bag Rolo chocolate and caramel candies frozen


  • Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, flour, and pecans and stir until blended. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Unwrap chocolate candies. Press scant 1 tablespoon dough around 1 chocolate candy covering it completely. Shape into a ball.
  • Place the ball on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes
  • Cool 2 minutes on cookies sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Roll or dust with confectioners sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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One Comment

  1. I tried this recipe. They ended up flat. I think the flour measurement instructions are vague. Measure before, measure after? The hubby said they tasted good.
    I’m going to try them again with measuring flour without sifting to see if that gives the dough more body. I refrigerated the dough for two hours and used frozen Rolos.

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