Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snowball Cookies


Just in case you haven't seen any snow in your neck of the woods, I made you some Snowball Cookies!

We actually did get to see some of that beautiful white powdery stuff this weekend. It's a rarity here in Georgia so we get really happy when it makes its way south!

Hubby and I were so excited to finally have some snow that we hopped in the car and headed north so that we could see even more! Haha..the further we drove the less we saw. We had more here at home. Oh well, we enjoyed our Saturday out together anyways.

Maybe making these Snowball Cookies today will act as a sort of "rain dance" for more SNOW!
Most recipes for these cookies call for chopped pecans but I usually don't care for a big crunch in my cookies, so I pulverized mine in my food processor.
 After mixing dough, roll into one tablespoon size balls.
 Bake cookies @ 325 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Mine were perfect at 21 minutes.
After baking, remove cookies from pan and roll in confectioners sugar. Let cool and repeat.
These are so good that you might not want to share.
But..you better or there may just be a Snowball Fight!   ;o)

This really yummy recipe is just a slight variation from this one I found here.

Snowball Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (I pulverized mine in my food processor)
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Also
1 cup -or enough- confectioners sugar for rolling cookies in twice.

Cream butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla.
Add flour and nuts mixing to combine.
Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll cookie dough into one tablespoon size balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake @ 325 degrees for about 20 minutes or until just lightly browned. Mine were perfect at 21 minutes.

Remove cookies from pan and roll in confectioners sugar. Let cool and repeat.
Hubbykins said these are a repeat for sure!
Enjoy your Snowball Cookies!

Thanks for stopping by Sugartown Sweets where we hope each of your days is sweeter than the one before!   :o)  Karen.

10 comments:

  1. Perfect idea!!!
    Have a lovely day

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    1. Thank you Manu! So nice to hear from you! And a lovely day to you too! :-)

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  2. hey these are one of my number 1 cookies if that makes any sense. now if only i could get some of that snow along with it down here in FL Karen! lol that would be my kinda snowball fight ;)

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    1. How awesome would that be Lisa!? Years ago..like 31..I lived in Fort Walton Beach for a very short time. My Mom had come down for the weekend to visit us and see my sweet newborn son. We had a great long weekend but on the day they were leaving it started "snowing"! Honestly though my memory must be a little fuzzy on this one..it was probably a bit more like sleet! But whatevs..we were sooo excited! We enjoyed every bit of it along with our Shakey's pizza! :)

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  3. I made a bucket of snowballs too! The perfect way to enjoy the snow without getting cold!

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    1. Oh my goodness! We could have had a snowball party! :-)

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  4. Hi Karen, These cookies are so delicious. I made them over the holidays and they are perfect for a snowy afternoon. You missed all the fun; we had over 30 inches plus drifts in Northern Virginia last weekend.

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    1. Hello Joan! I would love to have seen 30 inches of SNOW!! My sister lives in southwest Virginia and got some really pretty snow but nowhere near that much. Maybe I needed to move north! ;)

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  5. Your clever ideas amaze me. :) Stephanie

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    1. Your support for your Mom is too sweet! :-)

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