No matter where you live you can have snowball fun…even with no snow. Growing up in Southeast Texas it is rare (like never) that we have enough snow to make a snowball…so this year I decided to make my own snowballs…COOKIES that is.
These cookies have been a favorite of my mom’s for years but I had never made them until just recently. I was getting ready for my annual gift baskets and I knew I wanted a cookie that light & buttery with nuts and these immediately came to mind. To make them perfect I decided to search through some of my grandmother’s old cookbooks and came across a good recipe but I knew I could make it a little better so the fun began.
The original recipe called for toasted almonds…you see they were called tea cakes and said they were perfect for a nice ladies luncheon or wedding shower (it was a very old church ladies cookbooks), so to make them perfect for Christmas I changed up the nuts and added in some additional vanilla to make them even better. I personally prefer pecans over almonds but walnuts or pistachios would work great as well. Really whatever you prefer will work.
As I mentioned before this is one of my moms favorite cookies so I decided to surprise her with a batch. When I walked in with them she was so surprised and immediately tried one. She loved the pecans and the powder sugar coating…she actually loved them so much so that she hid them from my dad and had them all eaten in a matter of a few days…that is always a sign of a good cookie in my mom’s house.
Go ahead and get your snowball making on whether you have snow or not…trust me these snowball cookies will a perfect Holiday treat.
Make everyday sparkle – MJ