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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snowball Cookies - Santa's Favorite!

 Every Christmas, my sister, Sherry, begs me to make these saying mine are simply the best. Well, she would say that. She's my sis! But I do agree - these are scrumptious. The powdered sugar melts in your mouth followed by the crunchiness of pecans and toasted cookie. The one thing I do a bit different from most is add almond extract. It gives the cookies a yummy sweetness I think you'll like. Once you bake these, be prepared to make more!

Mix thoroughly:

1 C. Soft Butter (or Margarine - I use Parkay.)
½ C. Confectioner's (powdered) Sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract (pure - always use pure - it's worth it!)
½ tsp. Almond Extract (vital!)

Sift together and stir in:

2¼ C. Flour (all purpose)
¼ tsp. Salt

Mix in:

¾ c. Finely Chopped Nuts (I prefer pecans, but walnuts can be used if you prefer.)

Chill dough: Roll into 1" balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (Cookies do not spread)
Bake until set, but not brown at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.
Roll in powdered sugar again.

(My sister drops them down in a baggie of powdered sugar and eats them straight out of the bag, but shhhh...., don't tell her I told!)


Queen Jaw Jaw said...

I just hate it when I have everything I need except ONE ingredient. Oh to the store for me. There's no way I'm going to miss making this one! YUMMY!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

So the almond extract gotcha, huh? That trip to the store will be worth it. Let me know how you like them!

Anonymous said...

Your recipes keep getting better and better!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks, Robin! That means a lot coming from you. :)


SAM said...

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