Snowball Cookies


I bought a children cookbook from my daughter Veras’ school one year and found this wonderful Christmas Cookie recipe “Snowball Cookies”.  Easy enough for a child to help make (with adult supervision).  Here is a photo of Vera rolling the cooled, baked cookies in the powdered sugar.   You can see she also liked a big snowball. This might happen after you make a few batches on the same day.  🙂  This easy recipe  became a every Christmastime  cookie we made  together, shared and enjoy.   She now makes these with her children. Hope you make these with the children in your life.  Make a mess and keep, share and give  a batch  of happiness.

Heat oven to 325°F.

2 Cups all purpose flour
2 Cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Cup Butter  (room temp)
1 tp vanilla
Box of powdered sugar (to decorate)
Red/Green crystals (optional)
Cream 1/2 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl.
Add flour  and vanilla.
Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
Stir in walnuts
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until very lightly browned  (don’t over bake)
Cool 5-10 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.
Sprinkle with colored crystals