The recipe that I have for today is from one of the cookie books that my mom has used for a long while. She's had it so long (perhaps it was passed on to her?) that the pages are falling out. It's difficult to even find recipes because the index is in a different chunk than the rest of the stuff. Needless to say, the poor book should really just have the recipes ripped out of it that she wants. The recipe for today has nuts in it. The cookies are called snowballs because they kind of look like snowballs. Even more so once you cover them in powdered sugar!
- 6 Tbsp. sugar
- 1.5 sticks of butter/margarine, softened
- 2 Tbsp. ice water (very cold water works)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup of nuts, chopped well
- 2-3 cups of powdered sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 300 F or 150 C.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (add the nuts last!) and mix to form a dough. This might be a bit stiff.
- Prepare your cookie sheets by greasing them (with butter or cooking spray) or lining them with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Shape into bite size balls and place on your cookie sheets.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes. They are ready when the bottoms are golden brown.
- Let cool down a bit. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.
- Store in an airtight container or enjoy right then!
Love it? Hate it? Want to try it? Let me know with a comment below!