This year we are dreaming of a White Christmas!
And to bring a little bit of snow to a sunny Southern California winter, we present our homemade Snowball Cookies! They are simple, delicious, and a fun addition to any holiday occasion.
...they make great (but messy) ammo for a snowball fight too, but that's another story.
Now let's get baking!!
1 cup of softened Butter
3/4 cup of sifted Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. of Himalayan Prink Salt
2 tsp. of Pure Vanilla Extract
2/5 cups of sifted, All-Purpose Flour
1 cup of toasted and chopped Walnuts
1 cup of Powdered Sugar for dusting and rolling
Note: The vegan version of this recipe simply calls for a vegan butter! Our Chef recommends Earth Balance sticks.
Step 1: Oven, It's Cold Inside
a.k.a preheat the oven to 375F
Step 2: Walnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Once the oven is preheated, spread the walnuts out on a baking tray and place them into the oven to cook for 3 minutes. As they warm up, you should be able to smell the nutty flavor and see the walnuts open up a smidgen. After you pull them out of the oven and let them cool for a minute or two, finely chop your walnuts and then set them aside for later.
Step 3: The Butter Got Run Over by a Mixer
Whip the softened butter in a bowl with sifted powdered sugar for five minutes. Next, add in the vanilla, salt, and half of the sifted flour. After a moment, add the rest of the flour to the mixture.
Step 4: Walnuts are Coming to Town
Fold the chopped walnuts into your mix and roll the dough into quarter sized balls.
Step 5: Frosty, the Fridge
Once rolled, put the dough balls into the fridge to set for 1 hour.
Step 6: You're a Delicious One, Mr. Cookie
Remove the rolls from the fridge and coat them in powdered sugar until a light layer is on each ball.
Step 7: Bake, Bake Rudolph
Bake your snowballs in the oven at 375F for 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the balls have goldened slightly. Remove from the oven, cool, and then coat the balls in powdered sugar three times for maximum snow coverage.
Step 8: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Snowballs
Gather by a warm fireplace with family and friends, pour a cold cup of egnog, and enjoy a plate of homemade snowball cookies!
Did you try this recipe? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on your social media so that we can see the amazing cookies you have made!! We'd love to hear from you!
Happy holidays Foodie Fam!