December is a time of memories, celebrations and traditions. Baking cookies is one of my favorite traditions. Scents of cinnamon and chocolate wafting through our kitchen and a house full of evergreens adorning the mantel, pine cones and verdant centerpieces, and winter scenes amid the glow of the woodstove create a warm atmosphere.
Snowball cookies are my favorite; Growing up, we had them at my grandmother’s holiday dessert buffet, various Christmas carol refreshment tables, cookie swaps with friends, and most recently baked for my 94-year-old father – her #1 holiday cake.
The large tree sugar cookie pictured below on the plate was our boys’ most coveted cookie. This was by far the biggest sugar cookie I have made! Our grandson is now looking forward to following the movement! There you go, the tradition continues!
Enjoy these “melt-in-your-mouth” cookies with a cup of hot tea, cocoa or a glass of cold milk.
Snowball Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup sifted icing sugar
- 1 C. vanilla flavor (I prefer vanilla from Madagascar)
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts (I use pecans)
- Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla well.
- Add flour and salt.
- Cool the dough.
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- While still hot, roll in icing sugar.
- Chill and enjoy!
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