Snowball Cookies – The Bedford Citizen

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

Everyone will love these snowball cookies! Courtesy picture

Ingredients:

  • 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)

directions:

  1. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla well.
  2. Add flour and salt.
  3. Cool the dough.
  4. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. While still hot, roll in icing sugar.
  9. Chill and enjoy!

source : https://folobooks.com/

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