THE EPITOME OF SWEETNESS: SNOWBALL COOKIES

 

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

1 Cup.Of unsalted butter, softened.

1/2 Cup.Of powdered sugar (plus extra for coating).

2 Tsp.Of vanilla extract.

2 Cups.Of all-purpose flour.

1 Cup.Of finely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well).

INSTRUCTIONS:

1st Step–Prepare the Cookie Dough:

If you haven’t already, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

2nd Step –Add Flour and Nuts:

Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined. Fold in the finely chopped nuts of your choice – pecans or walnuts add a delightful crunch.

3rd Step – Shape the Cookies:

Roll out tiny amounts of the dough into bite-sized balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, allowing some space between each cookie.

4th Step – Bake:

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are gently brown, in a preheated oven. Avoid overbaking; the idea is to produce a delicate, sensitive texture.

5th Step – Coat in Powdered Sugar:

Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes. While they are still warm, gently roll each cookie in powdered sugar until fully coated. This step imparts the characteristic “snowball” appearance.

6th Step – Second Coating (Optional):

For an extra snowy effect, you can give the cookies a second coating of powdered sugar once they have cooled completely.

7th Step – Serve and Enjoy:

Arrange your Snowball Cookies on a festive platter and delight in the irresistible combination of buttery cookie goodness, crunchy nuts, and the sweetness of powdered sugar.