Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

vanilla snowballs

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Chilly Butt
Detroit, MI

At Christmas time, Gramma always had a platter of cookies out for company. To me, it was like magic. It was a never ending platter of cookies. No matter how many cookies I SNEAKED, and it was a lot, and I wasn't alone in my sneakiness, the platter was always full. Neatly arranged, with all the holes filled in. My Grams was a true magician. There's no way in the world she had that many cookies in her little tiny kitchen. When our family was together, there were 13 cookie starved kids running around. If keeping that platter full the whole day isn't magic, I don't know what is. Enjoy~

★★★★★ 2
serves A lot of cookie starved kids
method Bake

Ingredients For vanilla snowballs

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
  • confectioners' sugar for sprinkling cookies

How To Make vanilla snowballs

  • 1
    In a lg mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until light and fluffly. Gradually stir in flour, blending well.
  • 2
    Chill dough 1-2 hours or until easy to handle. Shape into 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 3" apart.
  • 3
    Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 min. or until bottoms are very lightly browned. Sprinkle generously with confectioner's sugar while cookies are still warm.
  • 4
    Cool thoroughly on racks. Store in air tight container. Makes 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy~

Categories & Tags for Vanilla Snowballs: