Friday, December 18, 2009

Jeremy's favorite: Snowball cookies

My mom has made this cookie nearly every Christmas since we were little. It’s taken from her original Betty Crocker cookbook that she used in a nutrition class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania – the first cookbook she ever owned. Jeremy just loves them. He brought them to work this week, and I got a thumbs-up approval from his co-workers.

Snowball cookies
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 ¼ cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 400° F. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar and vanilla (or almond extract). Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1” balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

Makes 4 dozen.

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