Snowballs (2)

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Butter, Softened

1/2 Cup Confectionersí Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla

2-1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1/4 Tsp Salt

3/4 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts

 

Confectionersí Sugar

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Beat butter, 1/2-cup confectionersí sugar, and the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. Stir in nuts.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in confectionersí sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. Roll in confectionersí sugar again.

Lemon Snowballs: substitute lemon extract for vanilla. Add 1 tsp grated lemon peel. Bake as directed. Crush 1/2-cup lemon drops in food processor or blender. Immediately roll baked cookies in confectionersí sugar; wait 10 minutes, then roll in crushed lemon drops. Re-roll again in confectionersí sugar.

Peppermint Snowballs: Use peppermint extract instead of vanilla or crush 3/4-cup hard peppermint candies in food processor or blender. Stir in 1/4 cup of the crushed candies with the flour; reserve remaining candy. Bake as directed. Immediately roll baked cookies in confectionersí sugar; wait 10 minutes, then roll in crushed peppermint candy. Re-roll if desired.

 

Yields

4 dozen

 

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