Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Snowball Cookies - Santa's Favorite!
1 C. Soft Butter (or Margarine - I use Parkay.)
½ C. Confectioner's (powdered) Sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract (pure - always use pure - it's worth it!)
½ tsp. Almond Extract (vital!)
Sift together and stir in:
2¼ C. Flour (all purpose)
¼ tsp. Salt
¾ c. Finely Chopped Nuts (I prefer pecans, but walnuts can be used if you prefer.)
Chill dough: Roll into 1" balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (Cookies do not spread)
Bake until set, but not brown at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.
Roll in powdered sugar again.
(My sister drops them down in a baggie of powdered sugar and eats them straight out of the bag, but shhhh...., don't tell her I told!)