You have probably seen these types of cookies numerous times.
They are often know as Italian Wedding cookies, Russian Wedding Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies. I call them Snowballs, simply because they remind me of snowballs, and a whole plate full of them makes me think of making a bunch of snowballs as a kid getting ready for a big snowball fight!
These are certainly more fun to eat than snow, but they disappear as quickly as the snow does on a sunny day!
- 1½ cups butter
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 3 cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups ground walnuts
- 4 teaspoons vanilla
- additional ½ cup powdered sugar to roll warm cookies in.
- Beat butter with powdered sugar, add flour, salt, nuts and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Roll into balls. I use a tablespoon size scoop. bake at 325 for 15 minutes. When just cooled to the touch, roll them in the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar.
We don’t get snow where we live, but just about an hour away we got to enjoy two feet of snow! It was the first time our kids had really seen fresh snow like that. Instead of Christmas Cards, this year I sent out New Year Cards.