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Holiday Snowballs

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar (plus an additional ½ cup for powdering)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped or ground nuts (walnuts, pecans, and almonds all work well)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Cream butter in mixing bowl. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and salt; continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  • Add nuts and vanilla extract.
  • Blend in flour gradually and mix thoroughly.
  • Shape into small balls — about a teaspoonful each.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Cool slightly, then roll in additional confectioner's sugar.

Next: Candy Cane Cookies

August 28, 2014

Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).

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