December 22, 2013

Snowball "Mexican Wedding" Cookies

The holidays are the perfect time to make these cookies because they resemble snowballs!  Although they're traditionally called Mexican Wedding Cookies, I prefer to call them Snowballs because we always make them in the winter for Christmas.  These nutty, shortbread style cookies will melt-in-your-month and bring something different to the cookie platter

Snowball "Mexican Wedding" Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen

  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups A/P flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts of choice
  • Additional confectioners' sugar for rolling
  1. Blend together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt
  3. Blend the flour mixture to the sugar mixture
  4. Fold in the nuts
  5. Chill dough for 1 hour
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  7. Roll the dough into 1” balls
  8. Place balls onto an ungreased baking sheet
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown
  10. Put a generous amount of confectioners' sugar into a bowl
  11. While the cookies are still warm, roll them in the confectioner’s sugar
  12. Allow cookies to cool completely
  13. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar until the outsides are coated almost completely

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