Make these snowball cookies if you only have 10 minutes to come up with something to bring over to friends for this holiday. I seriously doubt that anyone who would not be addicted to these. Traditionally this is one of the Christmas cookies, but it’s become my all-time favourite.
By the way, the 10 minutes are only for you to take out the ingredients and combine everything with hands. You do need another 35 minutes to bake them where you could dress up and get ready.
Ingredients (around 30 cookies):
1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cups nut of your choice (I used walnut, pecan and almond), finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300F.
In a bowl, mix together flour, nuts, salt and sugar.
Add vanilla extract, then butter in little pieces. Combine everything together with your hands until the mixture looks like a coarse meal.
Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls, place onto a cookie sheet. Leave an inch apart between cookies.
Bake for 35 minutes. When they are still warm, but cool enough to touch, roll the cookies in powder sugar lightly. Set aside to cool completely. Then dust with powdered sugar again.