Thursday, December 13, 2012
Day 8: Snowballs
These are awesome if you're going to be shipping them to loved ones as they're very durable and can handle the shipping process. Or they're good if, you know, you want to put them in your belly. Let's get started.
(Makes 35- Adapted from Paula Deen's Mexican Wedding Cookie recipe )
1 cup butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar (1/2 in recipe, 1/4 for sifting)
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup white flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup pecans, chopped fine
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
In a bowl add your butter and powdered sugar.
Cream them until fluffy and loverly.
Cut them up into a smallish size so they blend well but also don't fade like a wallflower. You want a hint with an occasional POW.
I had some diced mac nuts on hand but you can buy some and chop 'em yourself.
Add your nuts to the butter mixture.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix until combined.
Get out your handy dandy small cookie scoop.
Ball them up and set them about 1-2" apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 40 minutes. Do not overbake.
Let cool on rack until they are almost completely cool.
Plop it in the powdered sugar. (Like my technical terms?)
Toss to coat and return to rack.
Give the cookies one final sprinkle since the base coat will likely melt slightly. This coat will adhere as long as you let them cool completely.
Share if you wish. I'd say throw them at someone since they're snowballs but try to resist the urge unless they're trying to catch it in their mouth. Okay, don't do that either, I am not responsible for chipped teeth should you ignore my warning.
Just daintily eat them...then wipe all of the sugar off of your lips.
Nutritional Information per cookie: Calories 104 Total Fat 8g Sat Fat 4g Poly Fat 1g Mono Fat 3g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 38mg Potassium 23mg Total Carbs 8g Fiber 1g Sugars 3g Protein 1g Vitamin A 3% Calcium 1% Iron 2%
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