Snowball Cookies

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Travis and I plan to host a cookie swap this coming weekend, which means we needed to bake several batches of fun holiday cookies. What could be more winter-appropriate than cookies that look like snowballs? Travis was so excited to see how we would make these, and loved every minute.

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He was a huge helper reading the recipe and telling me how much of each ingredient we needed, a first in his culinary journey!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup Earth Balance butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + extra for rolling
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Place the pecans in a food processor and process until finely ground.Snowballs (1)
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add the flour and salt and beat until combined.Snowballs (3)
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.Snowballs (4)
  4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, and bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool for 10 minutes.Snowballs (5)
  5. Roll in additional powdered sugar (you’ll need about 1 cup to thoroughly coat them all), and transfer to serving plates.Snowballs (6)

Note: We had a little less than a full cup of powdered sugar for rolling, so our cookies received a “dusting” of snow, not a full blizzard!

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