Nana's Italian Snowballs Recipe

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Nana's Italian Snowballs

Lisa Potenti

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@lillybug2003

I bake these cookies in my Mother In Law's kitchen where I now reside since I married my hubby. Its an old Family recipe. I can still hear her say "what are you burning!@?" and I laugh out loud a little bit every time I think of it. I can also remember the day I used margarine instead of butter and she took one bite of the cookie and spit it out because it "wasn't right" - we now take no short cuts when it comes to making her italian cookies. It is by far our entire family's pride and joy. It brings her home and for a brief moment, its as though she never left.


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Serves:

Makes 5 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

5 tsp
vanilla
10 Tbsp
granulated sugar
4 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
4 stick
butter
4 c
chopped nuts
1 box
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place butter in mixer and mix until soft.
2
Gradually add sifted flower, salt and granulated sugar until evenly mixed.
3
Add vanilla and chopped nuts until evenly mixed. (nuts are optional)
4
Roll in balls or use a cookie scoop to place on ungreased cookie sheet. (Mix will be a bit sticky, not doughy, you can coat your hands with butter if you’re rolling them so that they don’t stick to your fingers.) These cookies do not expand a whole lot and thus they only need to be about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
5
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
6
Allow cookies to cool completely. (They will fall apart if you try to touch them before they are cool)
7
Once cookies are cool, roll them in powdered sugar and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom