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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.

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