Christmas Snowball Cookies

These little cookies are so yummy! My intentions were to gift them, however, we ended up eating them all. If that doesn’t say how good these Christmas cookies are, I don’t know what will! 

Here is what you will need to make Christmas Snowball Cookies:

  • 4 Cups of All-purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
  • 10 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 4 Cups of Walnuts
  • 2 Cups of Unsalted Butter 


Step 1: Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the vanilla and salt while gradually adding in the flour. 

Step 2: Chop the walnuts. I chopped mine using the Blendtec on the lowest setting. Once chopped, I added them to the dough and continued mixing. 



Step 3: Split the dough in half, place in bowls, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. 


Step 4: While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Next, place the confectioners sugar in a bowl and set to the side. 

Step 5:  Using the palms of your hands, smooth the dough into one inch balls. 


Step 6: Place the dough on the baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies begin to brown, about 12-14 minutes. (Do not over bake, the bottom of the cookies should be lightly browned but the tops should not crack). 

Step 7: Cool the cookies on a baking rack for 2 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, roll in the confectioners sugar, and place back on the cooling rack. 




Cheers!


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