This Christmas season I'm making an effort to bake up some new recipes. I earmarked this recipe from a BHG cookbook of mine ages ago. They looked so pretty and I knew the moment I saw them that one day I'd give them a try. Finally, I took the time and I'm so glad I did. This will be a holiday recipe I make from now on.
They're flaky, buttery, and crispy all at the same time. The pecans are perfect in here and the powdered sugar adds the perfect touch of sweetness.
So great with a nice piping hot cuppa joe!
Frosty Snowball Cookies
better homes and gardens annual recipes 1998
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
Green and pink colored sugar
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer at medium speed for 30 minutes. Add the sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in water and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as possible with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour by hand. Stir in pecans.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven about 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
In each of two small bowls combine 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and colored sugars (one color in each bowl). Gently roll and shake each cookie in desired powdered sugar mixture. Makes about 2 dozen.
Hope all of your holiday preparations are coming along nicely! I hope to post one more time before Christmas, but if not, I wish you all a blessed holiday!!