Sunday, December 20, 2020

ITALIAN SNOWBALL COOKIES

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe many years ago and I make them every Christmas.  My husband still loves them.


 
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 t pure vanilla extract
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ t salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar for coating cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until fluffy.
Add vanilla and sugar and beat on medium speed to combine.
Add flour and salt and continue to beat.
Mix in pecans with a spoon.
Form into small balls and place on two baking sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and set aside to cool for a few minutes. 
Roll in confectioners' sugar while still slightly warm.

Store in an air tight container.

Makes about 3 dozen

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