Snowball Cookies

I am finally done baking. I made 65 kringles this morning. Phewww....it has been a long baking season. This is a recipe for yummy buttery snowball cookies.


Place 3 cups of unsalted butter in the bowl of your mixer.


Add 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar and 3 tsp. vanilla extract.


Beat until fluffy.



Put the paddle on.


Slowly beat in 6 cups of flour. Add 2 cups of finely chopped pecans.



Scoop walnut sized balls and place on parchment covered cooking sheets. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes and roll them in confectioners sugar.

Comments

Pricilla said…
I'm still baking and candy making. Make gumdrops and marshmallows yesterday. Also cardamom palmiers. Today it's chocolate snowballs.
Whew!
Barb said…
You have done an amazing amount of cookie baking! They all look very good!
I don't think I need more sweet things for yule :-) :-) :-) But these are delicious!

Do You know there's a butter shortage in Norway. Swedes go over the border and sell butter on the black market for over 500US dollar/ kilo (I think that's around 4 pound) :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Texan said…
I just love these kind of cookies and I don't have a recipe for them, umm I didn't. I do now!
Those are the kind of snowballs I want to be hit with!
I'm saving this recipe for my great-nephews wedding, for the cookie table. Great idea, right!
Barbara F. said…
I made these yesterday. They seem to be everybody's favorite in my neck of the woods, along with jam thumbprints. Happy Winter Solstice, days getting longer from now on. xo
Marigold said…
This is probably a stupid question, but is it a good idea to make all cookies using parchment paper?
Tournesol said…
All your baking looks wonderful!
Happy Yule Eve!!!

"Did you ever wonder about the Victorian version of sugarplums dancing around every one's head in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? Sugarplums were exotic sweetmeats, a combination of fruit and nuts, traditionally available only during the holidays."
~~"Mrs. Sharp's Traditions"
Raven said…
That is uncanny! I have some snowball cookies in the oven as we speak, but I just now saw this. Mine have mini chocolate chips in them, though. They make wonderful holiday gifts!
Jenny said…
A very merry Yuletide to you and yours!!

These look much like the Russian Teacakes mymum made today...and they look about as delicious too!
TARYTERRE said…
I make these too. I call them Wedding Cakes. Sometimes I use pecans, sometimes chocolate chips. I can NOT believe you are finally finished making cookies. You aren't going to know what to do with yourself. LOL