Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Baking- Day 4

Snow Ball Cookies

Okay, these are really called Sand Ball Cookies but for the holidays let's call them snow ball cookies; deal? This happens to be one of my very favorite cookie recipes. They are a bit more time consuming than others because of the double rolling (read on my friends) but they're worth the extra few minutes.

I am so sad- I can only find some of the pictures of these cookies towards the end of the baking, so please forgive the absence of the ingredient pic and the pre-oven photos.


1 cup butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 TBS honey

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chopped pecans
Additional bowl of powdered sugar to double roll your cookies in

*** Note- I double this recipe almost always, but if you are only serving a small crowd you can stick to these amounts***

Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and sugar until creamy in your Bosch or mixer. Add honey and vanilla. Blend in flour and salt slowly until mixed well. Add chopped nuts. Roll dough into small balls. Travis suggests licking the spatula while momma is rolling away. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 for 13-16 minutes.
Be sure to watch them closely around 14 minutes. My oven only required about 13 minutes. At 15 minutes this batch was overcooked. You want them to be starting to turn golden, but not as bronze as these little guys.

While the cookies are still hot, roll them individually in a bowl of powdered sugar. Allow them to cool, and then roll them in powdered sugar again till they are beautiful and white.
These could also be known as the vanishing snowball cookies, hence the photo. At least we have my cute Trav to make up for the horrible cookie pictures.



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