Snowball Cookies

Snowball CookiesSnowball Cookies

Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Butterballs, or Polvorones–these cookies are a favorite around my house, and will be around yours, too! My mom always included them when making her Italian cookies.

Snowball Cookies – These cookies are a favorite around my house, and will be around yours, too! – Flour ((all purpose)), Salt, Butter ((softened)), Sugar, Egg, Vanilla Extract, Walnuts ((chopped)), Confectioner’s Sugar, Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.; Grease cookie sheets lightly with unsalted shortening.; Sift together flour and salt.; Work butter in a bowl until creamy.; Add sugar and beat until well blended.; Add Egg and vanilla and beat well.; Gradually add sifted dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.; Stir in walnuts.; Shape dough into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter.; Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
; Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.; Roll balls in confectioners sugar.; – Here’s a great Christmas time idea. Substitute the nuts and vanilla with crushed candy canes and peppermint extract! You could also substitute chocolate chips or cranberries for the nuts. And roll them in shredded coconut or chocolate sprinkles.
Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
36 Cookies 25 Minutes
Cook Time
12-15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 Cookies 25 Minutes
Cook Time
12-15 Minutes
Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies
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These cookies are a favorite around my house, and will be around yours, too!
Servings Prep Time
36 Cookies 25 Minutes
Cook Time
12-15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 Cookies 25 Minutes
Cook Time
12-15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease cookie sheets lightly with unsalted shortening.
  3. Sift together flour and salt.
  4. Work butter in a bowl until creamy.
  5. Add sugar and beat until well blended.
  6. Add Egg and vanilla and beat well.
  7. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.
  8. Stir in walnuts.
  9. Shape dough into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter.
  10. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  11. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Roll balls in confectioners sugar.
    Snowball Cookies
Cook's Notes

Here's a great Christmas time idea. Substitute the nuts and vanilla with crushed candy canes and peppermint extract! You could also substitute chocolate chips or cranberries for the nuts. And roll them in shredded coconut or chocolate sprinkles.

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