Grandma's Snowball Cookies

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I've heard these Christmas-y cookies called many things before...Danish Wedding cookies, Russian Tea cookies, and Norwegian Rich cookies. However we just call them snowball cookies, a little less exotic sounding perhaps, but a more descriptive name in our book. These humble looking cookies passed down from Grandma Sandy have a melt-in-your-mouth texture that will keep you going back for more and more.
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Posted by Lara. 

The ingredients:

The ingredients:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

Cream together butter and powdered sugar.

Add flour, vanilla, and pecans until well mixed. 
                  Keep mixing....                                                             Now it's ready!

NOTE:  This will be a very stiff dough and if you're using an electric mixer, just mix it until the dough is about the size of peas. Use your hands to form it into a ball, wrap in plastic, then chill for about an hour.

Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 325° (no hotter).

You may want to turn the cookie sheet the last 5 minutes of baking to ensure even browning. When cooled, roll each cookie into powdered sugar. Makes about 40 small cookies.


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Mirien December 14, 2011 at 1:54 AM  

Tried the recipe for Russian Tea Cakes from my beloved King Arthur's Whole Grain Baking. Ground walnuts, oats, and barley flour, with almond extract and lemon peel. Interesting and tasty, but NOT what we're used to. My family has requested I make the "normal" ones, so I'll be using your recipe. Sometimes you can't "healthify" every recipe, right?

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