Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowball Cookies

Saturday I didn't do anything but lay on the couch taking numerous naps throughout the day. To make up for it, I had a bake-a-thon yesterday.

Here's what I made:

Eggnog Bread
Preacher Cookies
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Peanut Butter Balls
Snowball Cookies

I still need to make:

Mexican Pinwheels (not a cookie)
Sausage Balls (obviously not a cookie)
Potato Chip cookies (You convinced me to try these!)
more Peanut Butter Balls (My first batch won't be enough to last through Christmas)
And anything else that I come across between now and Wednesday.

Today I'm sharing my Snowball Cookie recipe.

Here's what you need:

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups (12 oz pkg) semi-sweet chocolate mini chips
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
Extra powdered sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375.

Beat butter, vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour.

Stir in the chips and nuts. (Batter will be stiff.)

Shape tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned.

Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

This recipe is supposed to make 60 cookies but I think I made mine a little bigger so it wasn't quite that many. Snowballs have a shortbread texture, with the added bonus of chocolate and walnuts. They are one of my favorite holiday cookies.


Lula! said...

This is a new one for me, Brandy. They look fabulous.

p.s. Please tell me you are drinking--heavily--while making all these delicious goodies. Have you turned into Martha Stewart or something?

Anonymous said...

Can I throw snowballs AT you? I'll put chocolate chips in them......

Anonymous said...

I don't know why I just said that. I'm feeling punchy today.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll leave another comment. Just to be annoying. Cause now I'm feeling punchy AND annoying.

Anonymous said...

This is fun. Somebody stop me.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Last one. Promise.

Anonymous said...

Finger crossies!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Alright, alright, no finger crossies this time.

Lump said...

holy crap. are you exhausted?? and did you have dirty dishes the size of a mountain?

Kat said...

That is an awful lot of baking! I was worn out just making the reindeer noses with the girls last night. I might just have to do break and bake chocolate chip cookies...

These cookies look delish. They kinda look like those Mexican wedding cookies - with chocolate chips added...

April said...

Goodness woman, good thing you rested Saturday!

Aleta said...

Now ~ that's tasty snow if I ever saw some. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shannon said...

Whoa... you were busy!

Potato chip cookies??!!?!?! I have never heard of such a thing!

Totally unrelated... but I have tried chocolate covered potato chips before. You'd think they wouldn't be good. But surprisingly, they were. The combo of salty and sweet = YUM!

Cindy said...

Visiting from SITS. The cookies look delish!