19 December, 2014

SNOWBALL COOKIES



The first on our list of Christmas baking this year: these delicious Snowball Cookies, or simply, just Snowballs as Sebastian calls them.

I'd never made these before but have had them at various parties and cookie exchanges throughout the years was thinking about them recently, wondering what went into them. Turns out they're ridiculously simple! And even Peter's eyes widened when he bit into them. Find the recipe below. And MERRY CHRISTMAS! I love Christmastime.

 

Snowball Cookies

1 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (divided into 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup)
1 cup pecans, ground coarse
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

Cream together butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla. A stand mixer would be easiest but I just used a wooden spoon and elbow grease.

Grind up pecans in a food processor or blender.

Add flour to butter mixture 1/2 cup at a time, and when all is incorporated, add in pecans.

Roll into balls and bake at 350ºF/190ºC for about ten minutes or until cookies are beginning to brown.

Allow to cool for one minute and roll in remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.



You can find the original recipe right here.

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