Nana's Italian Snowballs

Nana's Italian Snowballs Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
Makes 5 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Nana's Italian Snowballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place butter in mixer and mix until soft.
  • 2Gradually add sifted flower, salt and granulated sugar until evenly mixed.
  • 3Add vanilla and chopped nuts until evenly mixed. (nuts are optional)
  • 4Roll 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.
  • 5Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • 6Allow cookies to cool completely. (They will fall apart if you try to touch them before they are cool)
  • 7Once cookies are cool, roll them in powdered sugar and enjoy!

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About Nana's Italian Snowballs

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




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