Snowball Cookies

18 Dec 2013

Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies that are easy to make and so good too! They basically crumble and melt in your mouth. Perfect for gifts too!

Snowball Cookies


I love airports. As soon as I enter an airport I feel excited, and it's not only because I'm flying somewhere new and fun. Some days, me and my friend just go there to walk around. I know..we're super cool, but it's exciting people watching: seeing people with luggage about to go on their flights or waiting to meet with loved ones.



Snowball Cookies


And last night, I was at the airport again, but this time not to people watch. My boyfriend came home for the holidays.

The night before he came back, he Skyped me telling me that I should make him cookies: lots and lots of cookies. He recommended at least 100.  So here is my first batch out of many other cookie recipes. So if you aren't already overwhelmed with cookie recipes, you will be after this week is over. I've already started on my second and third batch of cookies.


Snowball Cookies


And since his gift to me coming back home was skiing tickets, I made him snowball cookies, as a prep for all the snow that we're going to come into contact with later.

These cookies were great! Deliciously crumbly, and not too sweet, even my sweet hating mom liked them! I think I may make baking these cookies a new Christmas tradition.


Snowball Cookies



Snowball Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar for rolling cookies


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the 1/2 cup of icing sugar, and beat together until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  3. Add in the flour and pecans, and mix until just combined.
  4. Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into balls, and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for around 15 minutes.
  6. Sift 1/3 cup of sugar into a medium bowl. While the cookies are still warm, roll in icing sugar. Let the cookies cool completely on wire racks, then roll in icing sugar again.   




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16 comments:

  1. These are my favorite... So simple, so classic, and just s delightful.

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  2. Have fun with your boyfriend! Should make for a very nice holiday!

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  3. Aww that's so exciting! Have fun!! And these cookies are perfect for pre and post skiing fuel!

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  4. Absolutely delightful! Love these!

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  5. Nothing better than snow ball cookies except maybe a boyfriend coming home! Have fun skiing!

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  6. Aw that will be so fun! I'm still trying to coordinate a ski trip this year, and how perfect are these little snowballs :) Have a great holiday!

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  7. I always hated airports, but you made a good point - I guess they can be interesting and fun sometimes. Love the cookies - snowballs are my favorite around the holidays :)

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  8. snowballs form a part of our cherished holiday memories...these look sensational,thanks :-)

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  9. I feel the same way about airports! Your snowballs look great. I keep thinking I might have to give them a try with sunflower seeds since my son can't have nuts. Or perhaps pepitas? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Snowballs are always a great treat - and I see them on everyone's blog right now! Yours look so great!

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  11. I absolutely love cookies like this. So perfect for this time of year!

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  12. I love cookies like these. Perfect holiday baking.

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  13. Dear Cathleen, These cookies look wonderful! Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays. Have a very merry Christmas. Blessings, Catherine

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  14. Aww!! I bet you two will have so much fun being together during the holidays! & I wouldn`t get sick of cookie recipes, so keep them coming! LOL

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