Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lilia’s Snowballs

• 1 cup butter, softened

• 1/2 cup powdered sugar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts ( I always use pecans, but you can use almost any nut you have on hand.)

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• Powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 400ºF.

2. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.

5. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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