The snow is flying outside. Looks like we are in for a real snow storm. Mr. Weatherman reports we could end up with 18 inches of snow. We finished our Christmas shopping yesterday and stocked up on groceries so let those little flakes fly!
In honor of Frosty, the snowman, who we will be making later, I am sharing a snowball cookie recipe with you. We've always called these cookies "snowballs" since they resemble a snowball, you may also know them as Mexican Wedding cookies. I tend to make them this time of year because the snow brings them to mind.
I'll post some photos of our beautiful snowy landscape after the snow stops falling. For those in the path of this massive snow beast, stay warm and dry and by all means stay inside and bake some cookies.
Snow Ball Cookies
1 cup butter
1¾ cup confectioner sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Pre heat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl mix the butter, vanilla and ¾ cup of confectioner sugar to a creamy consistency. Hand stir in the flour and chopped pecans.
Form the dough into a 3/4” ball. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets (you want to cook all these at the same time so you may need more than one cookie sheet). Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. While cookies are still slightly warm roll them in the remaining cup of confectioner sugar. Allow to cool and then roll again. Place cookies in an airtight container. These are a great accompaniment to a cup of tea.
For all of us who need a little help maintaining our weight in this season filled with cookies, cakes, pies, and all the other goodies that we can't resist, The Melodious Elf has a humoreous post on "How not to gain weight during the holiday season". You can check it out at http://themelodiouself.blogspot.com/