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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Cookies

It's that time of year again. My little home is all decorated with Christmas treasures, the presents are wrapped and under the tree. Not much else for me to do but fool around in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies. I love the smell of baking sugar and butter. Yummm! Snowballs have always been my children's favorite holiday cookie. I posted it a couple of years ago but for those of you who have forgotten the recipe, here it is again.


1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2/1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (I use lightly toasted walnuts)

Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Stir flour and salt together; blend in. Mix in nuts. Chill dough.

Heat oven to 400° (mod. Hot). Roll dough in 1" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. (Cookies do not spread) Bake 10 to 12 min., or until set and lightly browned. While still warm, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again. Makes about 4 dozen 1" cookies.