Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowballs, or Mexican Wedding Cakes, or Russian Tea cakes, or ......


This is another first for me. I have never made these before, but know that people love these on cookie trays. I think I made them too big; no one complained, but comparing in my mind to other trays I have seen, these looked pretty large. The boys at work could still get the whole thing in their mouths in one shot, so I'm not too concerned.


Snowballs from Good Housekeeping Home for the Holidays

1 cup toasted pecans

1-3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup butter, softened and cut into 16 pieces

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In food processor with knife blade attached, process the pecans and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until nuts are finely chopped. Add butter and vanilla and process until smooth, scraping down sides of processor bowl with rubber spatula. Add flour and process until dough comes together.


With floured hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are very golden light brown, 20 to 22 minutes. With wide spatula, transfer cookies to cooling racks. Place remaining 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar in pie plate. While cookies are still slightly warm, roll in powdered sugar. Place back on cooling rack to cool completely. When cooled completely, roll in powdered sugar again.


Hermit Crab will be home on Friday and I'm so excited to see her! She says she is looking forward to coming home, but I think most of that is due to high school friends also being home for the holidays and no more finals! It will be nice to have my whole family back under the same roof for a couple weeks and she is making a list of things she would like me to cook for her. Good thing I will have 12 days off in a row!

13 comments:

Geri Geiken said...

What's the deal with "12 days off in a row"? Over on FB, another Geiken was commenting on "can't wait until my 12 days in a row off". Starting to get a little jealous...

tamilyn said...

LOL, Geri. Our holiday is the 23 and 24 for my shift, then I took the 28 and 29 off since I'm having tendonitis issues again and am on work restrictions and they can't find me any light duty-so I am taking vacay to stay home and catch up with my girls :)

A Year on the Grill said...

party like a rock star, enjoy your break!!!

Tendonites... too much elbow bending???

Jamie said...

Tamilyn,
I'm a first tine visitor to your blog. Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment. I realy appreciate it. I was just telling my husband that I need to make my wedding cookies. I just love these cookies.

tamilyn said...

Too much elbow bending Dave, but not from anything fun. I work in a factory so it is from repetative lifting. I need my white collar job back......

Cheryl said...

Look at you go! I love the sprinkles on the Snickerdoodles and I love the look of the snowballs too! I am starting my baking today!

Bob said...

You know, I don't think I've ever had those. I would like to though!

Have fun with your girls. :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Whatever you call these things, I really like them!

Monica H said...

These are my moms favorites. I love how they just seem to melt in your mouth.

Pam said...

Call them what you want, I'll call them delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

They look fantastic, these are one of my favorites!

Kat said...

I came across your blog from Closet Cooking. I love what I see! These cookies are one of my favorites that I include on my cookie trays each year.

sanjeet said...

party like a rock star, enjoy your break!!!

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