Snowball Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. I mean just look at them! Don’t they just scream “snowball fights and ice skating” to you?
We all have our favorite holiday music, movies or TV specials, and today the Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes inspired by our favorites!
The very first movie that pops into my head is “White Christmas” and one of the signature songs, “Snow.”
I’ve always loved Bing Crosby movies, and our family watches this one every sing year. My daughter’s homeschool chorus in North Carolina even performed the “”Sisters” song from it.
But when I think of this grand movie, the only food references that I could remember were liverwurst sandwiches and buttermilk. Umm….no. But with the prevalence of snow references all through the movie, the first thing I thought of to make was Snowball Cookies, so that’s what I’ve brought you today!
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
You’ll need to very finely chop 3/4 of a cup of pecans. Set those aside.
In a bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set that aside for the moment.
In your mixing bowl, beat together 2 sticks (1 cup) of room temperature butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Beat them until nice and fluffy.
Add in your flour mixture. and mix until just combined.
Stir in your pecans.
The dough for these cookies is a rather dry dough. You will form these into little balls, just larger than an inch in diameter. I use my small cookie scoop and gently press the dough together, smoothing the tops. These cookies rise very little, so you only need to leave about an inch and a half between them. I’ll prepare about 20 at a time on a standard cookie sheet. Bake these for 15 minutes until just barely golden on the edges.
Remove them to a cooling rack and cool completely.
When the cookies are cooled, roll them around in some powdered sugar to coat them.
Repeat the process with all of the dough.
- ¾ c very finley chopped pecans
- 2¼ c flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- ½ c powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- extra powdered sugar for coating
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift together your flour and salt. Set aside. In your mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until fluffy. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the pecans. Form the dough into 1 inch balls with a cookie scoop, pressing them smooth with your finers. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch and a half apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until just barely golden on the edges. Cool on a baking rack. Roll in powdered sugar to coat. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
~ Isa 9:6