Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Snowball Cookies

Today's cookie is one of my husband's favorites, and they are calling for snow flurries today in Texas so all are good reasons to make this one.
It is a very simple recipe and does not have a lot of clean up afterwards. One very important step and one of the most difficult for me is to let the dough chill for 1 hour. If you hurry up this step you will end up with a greasy centered cookie. Not good. So allow the time, they are worth it. I also use a scoop to make the 1 inch balls so that they are all very uniform and cook the same amount of time.

Snowball Cookies
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
additional powdered sugar

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fully mixed. Add flour with salt to creamed mixture, blend thoroughly. Add nuts and mix well.

Chill dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400F. Shape into 1-inch balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool completely, then roll in powdered sugar. Make about 40 cookies.

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