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Powdered Snowball Cookies

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Powdered Snowball Cookies
YIELDS
24
COOK TIME
15 Min

Our crumbly, Powdered Snowball Cookies, were inspired by a favorite winter pastime - making snowballs! These buttery and sugar-coated cookies will melt in your mouth, just like real powdery snowballs! 

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Beat in flour and salt until combined. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden on bottom. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  5. In a shallow dish, place remaining sugar. Roll cookies in sugar, covering completely.

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We make these every year...we called them Russian Tea Cakes, too. Mom always added mini chocolate chips as well as the nuts(pecans). I try to make at least a double batch and freeze them...but they keep getting eaten...longest I've had them last is 2 months...just add a little more powdered sugar when thawed!

I make these cookies every year for Christmas. We called them butterballs when I was a kid and my Mom made them. The ingredients are the same, but the proportions are a little different and they also go by the name of Russian Tea cakes. I use only pecans in them and they are delicious. I send them out to all my family and friends.

These are my favorite cookies--EVER! When I make these for Christmas, I add black walnut extract. Black walnuts were the only nuts I ever used in this recipe--fresh from my home state of Iowa where the trees grow randomly. I live in Mexico now I miss thse wonderful flavored nuts from home. If you make this recipe, I highly suggest you use half teaspoon Black Walnut extract and just wait for the compliments to start flowing in!! Absolutely delish and a MUST HAVE at my house at Christmas!!!

I would love to know if your cookies can be frozen, their storage or shelf life

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