Tuesday, December 15, 2009

snowball cookies...

1 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

powdered sugar (for rolling cookies in)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add flour and salt and stir to combine. Fold in chopped nuts.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Placed on greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 min. Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Roll in sugar again when cool.

I believe the real name for these is wedding cookies. I've never had or seen these at a wedding. We call them snowball cookies. That is what they look like, after all...
Again, a very easy recipe. You do have to plan ahead a little and take your butter out of the fridge early in the day (as with any cookie recipe...this step really does make a HUGE difference.)
Santa will love them!!! So will you.


Rene said...

My family makes a version of these. We roll them out very thin and then cut them in to strips. We call them Russian Tea Cakes :).

Wendy said...

how many does the recipe make?

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diane said...

I'll take two please.

Heidi said...

All these great cookie recipes on the blogs are killing me!!! I think I've gained 5 lb today :)

Annemarie said...

Wendy, it all depends on how big or small you make them. I can usually get about 3-4 dozen out of each recipe

Mami China said...

I love these cookies. They are actually called Mexican Wedding cookies and in my family (I am Mexican) we do have them at weddings and/or bridal showers. My friends mom made them for my bridal shower and they were a hit. They are also known as Russian tea cookies. Whatever you call them they are delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

Heide said...

The cookies remind me of the holidays.