Monday, February 9, 2009

Snowballs

Has everyone heard about Meghann's Bake Sale?? She's raising money for her Team in Training efforts, culminating in a marathon on May 31. So many good things up for bidding, but I thought I'd also let you guys know that I'm offering up some Snowballs. A traditional christmas cookie in our household, these things are delicious! I've been meaning to try them with Smart Balance 50/50 sticks and maybe some WW pastry flour, so maybe now will be my opportunity... I heard from my aunt about the baking temperature that evaded my mom's recipe card, so here it is, as promised!



Snowballs
Grandma's recipe
Yield: a LOT of cookies (I got almost 3 dozen from half recipe)



2 sticks butter (Smart Balance 50/50 sticks work well)
1 1/2c sifted powdered sugar
1 egg (for half recipe, 1 egg white)
1t vanilla
2 1/2c sifted flour (I have sub'd up to 1c WWW flour or WW pastry flour)
1t baking soda
1t cream of tartar
1/4t salt
1 1/2c chopped walnuts
powdered sugar for coating

Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and cream until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beat well.

Sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt). Gradually add to creamed mixture.

Stir in walnuts, then chill dough.

Preheat oven to 400deg. Roll dough into balls (large marble size) and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 min. Roll immediately in powdered sugar then set on newspaper to cool. Roll again in powdered sugar and then try to not eat them all!

36 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Wonderful treat!!

Erica said...

They look so amazing- one of my favorite cookies

Fitnessista said...

the snowballs are gorgeous! they remind me of mexican wedding cookies so i'm feeling very nostalgic right now :D and hungry haha
have a great night!

Meg said...

Your snowballs are amazing!

Anna said...

How do you like baking with Smart Balance? I've never tried it because I'm skeptical, but I'd be willing to give it a shot sometime

Meghann said...

haha thanks for posting a description!! :)

Ricki said...

These were always a favorite--yum!

Sara said...

These sound so good, I bet they're really delicious!

Joanne said...

These remind me of Mexican Wedding cookies as well (we serve them at Italian weddings, and at Christmas time too). Good stuff!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Oh wow! Those look delicious. Thanks for the mention again of the fundraiser, I have to head over there and take a look.

Maggie said...

Oh nice! Whoever wins these is lucky :)

Esi said...

Yum! Snowballs are always a good recipe to have.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

amazing snack/dessert! they look so lovely!

MizFit said...

good g-d I love snowballs.

and youve finally picked something Ive made before! And Im pretty damn good at (yep, I said it :)).

yours, however, are far more aesthetically pleasing than mine shall ever be---but you'll have that.

Dawn said...

these snowballs are all mine! lol
These are some of my fav cookies!! Love these!

Maria said...

They are so pretty!!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

cute! I want a snowball. I always choke when i eat something covered in powder sugar- its kind of embarrassing- but it never stops me!

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Reeni♥ said...

They look scrumptious!! Like they would just melt in your mouth. Those are similar to my Pecan Sandies.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Mmmm, more like Balls of Heaven. :)

Jess said...

Those will get a high bid :)

luckytastebuds said...

mmmm 2 sticks of butter sound deadly. i loveeee these cookies and the way they just melt on your tongue. Maybe you can make them with matcha powder!!! hehehe just an idea!

Anonymous said...

i think you need to create a frosted cookie challenge for all your blog friends and make me the judge!

i accept all cookie donations happily!

:-) mwah michelle

thecleanveggie said...

aww snowballs make me miss the holidays.
they look delicious though :)

loveofoats.com said...

mmmmmmmmmm they totally remind me of my grandmom's pecan balls recipe!

Heather said...

how cute are those?! anything with powdered sugar makes me happy!

Bridget said...

THose are just like my mom's Russian Tea cakes...LOVE THEM!!! Good work on the bake sale :)

imadedinner said...

OMG how have I not seen your blog before?! You're fabulous!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those are so pretty!

Emily said...

Snowballs?! I've got to have these. They look delicious.

Elina said...

I totally bid on those, but didn't win :( Maybe I'll have to make them... :)

Rosiecat said...

Oooooh, powdered sugar...so deliciously addictive...I take no responsibility for what happens when I bake with powdered sugar ;-)

dailygoods said...

ah i love snowballs! i made some for my work party they are so good! i added orange zest and it was delicious!

Kevin said...

Those snowball cookies look really good!

biz319 said...

I likek that its still snowing on your blog! Sadly, we are supposed to get more snow this weekend after everything melted!

Mark said...

My kids will love these! Thanks for the recipe! :)

eatingbender said...

Yum! Those look amazing :o) Whoever was the highest bidder is a lucky girl/guy!

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