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Snowball Cookies

11.12.2014

 
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It snowed this week. And though we don't have many family traditions, one that we started when we became a family was to make Snowball Cookies on the first snowy day of the season. And since we like cookies so much, we usually make them on other random, snowy days, too. They help ease my pain and anxiety over winter. You know-- carbs. 

There is nothing better than Snowball Cookies and hot chocolate on a snowy day.

Snowball Cookies
1 c. butter
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans (an option I don't use)
Additional confectioners sugar (for rolling)

Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, mix. Use a teaspoonful (I use a small ice cream scoop) of dough and roll into small ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and roll in confectioners sugar. (I roll them twice.)


14 comments:

Laurel said...

Can't wait to try these yummy looking things!

Jenn N. said...

I love those cookies!!! Thanks for the recipe.

Julie Huish said...

You really have to create fun traditions to celebrate the snow, don't you? Otherwise it makes you crazy!

Abby said...

I wonder the same thing... why do you live there?

G-rant said...

you've betrayed us, much like Ankakin betrayed the Jedi's, Padme, his dead mother, R2 and C3PO and really even the Emperor. How do you feel about yourself?

G-rant said...

Anakin, it's 7:21 in the am. I'm aloud a typo or 2.

Sara said...

That is so funny about your family and sharing recipes. Chad is like that with his chili recipe. Won't share it with anyone.

Brown Family said...

I must admit, Reno got it's first snow the other day too and I couldn't have been more thankful that I wasn't there for it! I am LOVING the Phoenix heat! We had just a short little break in the hot weather, but it is coming back in a few days! I will take it...enjoy the snow for me....:)

Katie D. said...

I totally didn't see this post til now. I wasn't trying to copy you on sharing recipes. All though I did get the idea from Alison. :) These look yummy!

grandma jojo said...

it's supposed to be 80 today. come down here and you won't have to bake coookies. you can go to the beach instead.

Hailey said...

To make you feel better about your family betrayal, I will make these cookies tonight in your honor!

traci said...

I can't believe it already snowed. I just remember Halloween being the first of the snow, usually. It's burning hot here (an unusual Oct. for us). We'll be there next week and I guess it's sweaters and jeans for us and our suitcases!!!

Sara said...

Oh and thanks for this recipe. I'm totally going to try it for our recipe exchange group this week.

Dana Goff said...

My kids made these cookies while I was out of town. Thanks for the great recipe! - Erin