Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snowballs For Eating

Duck!!! Here comes a snowball!

December 22nd.

The snowball recipe:

2 cups assorted nuts toasted @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool and pulse until ground fine in a food processor.

3 cups good unsalted butter.

3/4 cup confectioners sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

6 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla. Blend in flour and finely ground nuts.

Form the dough into balls the size of a walnut.

Place on cookie sheets and refrigerate until firm.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cookies should just be browning slightly on the bottom. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.

While still warm, roll them in confectioners sugar.

Set them on wire racks to cool. You can sprinkle them with additional sugar after they cool.

The nutty flavor develops over time. Make sure to make these in advance so they can sit in containers for a few days.

My cookie platters were delivered to the neighbors this morning by the Blog Tech. He loves playing Santa.

Everyone got a large selection of cookies.

And they all got mincemeat tarts with hard sauce and instructions for eating them. Open mouth, insert tart....hehehe!!!!

I hope my cookies make a few people's Christmas a bit merrier this year.

I am now officially on a cookie vacation. I haven't eaten even one of these!

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