Little Delightful Snowball Cookies!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
I cheated on my Christmas baking. I usually make these cookies homemade every year with my mom. This year I bought the Costco David’s version. Have you ever had these cookies? There’s a million different names floating around for these type of cookies. I call them pecan snowballs, my mom and grandma call them “melting moments” the Costco bought David's calls them "pecan meltaways". Whatever they’re called, one thing is for sure. These kind of cookies are delicious and deserve a spot on your Christmas cookie platter.
I paid $12.99 Canadian for the cookies, not on sale and for that price you get about 60 cookies and a pretty nice tin. I always think about the packaging because if I receive something in a tin like this I always reuse the tin for other uses so it’s almost like getting a little something extra for the cost. Pecans are definitely not a cheap nut so I took that into consideration. I find the price to be about right, not outrageous.
You can’t exactly tell what these are just by looking at the box. Basically they’re round, buttery, crumbly, slightly soft biscuits with pecan pieces mixed in the dough. The top of the cookies are coated in powdered sugar. In my opinion they taste like a hybrid between a butter cookie and shortbread cookie, they melt in your mouth like shortbread does but they’re also crispy/crumbly like a butter biscuit. The pieces of pecan aren’t huge and there’s not a ton but if there were too many nuts they may over power the biscuit. These cookies aren’t super sweet so I warn you, they are addictive. It’s easy to eat more than two. These aren’t as soft as the homemade version I make and definitely have more of a crumble to them. I generally prefer my cookies soft but I did really enjoy these and look forward to eating more throughout the season.
The Costco David's Pecan Meltaways come in a plastic 4 section tray that is wrapped in plastic and then put in the tin. I wish the sections were wrapped separately because when you take the plastic off it exposes all of the cookies, which is a lot of cookies! I decided to separately bag each section of cookies and freeze some so that they would stay fresher. The cookies are protected in the tin which adds to the convenience because if not protected I think they would crumble easily. To make these cookies from scratch it’s not a lot of work but you’re definitely saving on time and labor by buying these, they are quite comparable to the homemade version in terms of taste. In case you’re wondering, yes you can freeze these and they taste just fine.
One cookie is 70 calories, five grams of fat and two grams of protein. For a cookie I actually think that’s not bad at all. Compared to other cookies, these are low in sugar so if you’re really watching your sugar intake these might be a reasonable option. I don’t understand how these have such little sugar but they do. Unfortunately these cookies do have preservatives which is to be expected considering they have a 90 day shelf life.
I gave my parents some of these and they absolutely loved them and wanted more. These are a delicious, festive looking cookie. If you tend to like super sweet, rich cookies with chocolate you may find these cookies are lacking something. A lot of people (who are not allergic to nuts) really enjoy these cookies due to their sweet, nutty simplicity. They make a perfect accompaniment to coffee or tea.
Nutrition: 5/10 (points scored for the low sugar)
What would you call these cookies? What's your favorite thing to bake around the holiday season?