Snowballs

Snowballs Recipe

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Dee Vance

By
@Goldee

This was my Mother's recipe. It has been a holiday treat in my family for over 50 years. Christmas would not be the same without snowballs. This is NOT Russian Tea Cakes. These cookies make a great gift and an appropriate addition to your holiday cookie platter.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes approx. 3 dozen balls.
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 stick
    butter (1 cup)
  • 6 Tbsp
    powered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    very finely chopped pecans (i use a grinder to get a powder-like consistency)

How to Make Snowballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Put 4 tbs. of the powdered sugar in a small bowl and set aside for use later.
  3. Cream butter in a medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except nuts, into creamed butter. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are incorporated. Add nuts to butter mixture last and mix throughly again.

    NOTE: If mixture is too sticky, add 1 tbs. of flour at a time until consistency is manageable but not dry. You can also put mixture in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to firm dough up.
  4. Coat cleaned and dried hands with flour. Roll dough into small, bite sized balls approximately 1-1/2" in diameter.

    NOTE: Balls should be the same size for even cooking.
  5. Arrange balls on baking sheet about 2" apart. Bake in pre-heated oven at 325°F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While Snowballs are still HOT, carefully and gently roll balls in remaining powdered sugar one Snowball at a time. When Snowballs are cooled, roll Snowballs again (one at a time) in powder sugar to thoroughly coat balls with sugar. Add more powered sugar if needed to coat Snowballs.
  7. Store Snowballs in an air-tight container.
  8. SPECIAL DESERT TREAT: In a parfait glass layer vanilla or chocolate ice cream, crumbled Snowballs, whipped cream (or whipped topping) ice cream, crumbled Snowballs and top with whipped cream and coarsely chopped pecans.

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About Snowballs

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Mexican




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