Snowball Cookies
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Serves: 45
 
Also called "Mexican Wedding Cookies". I like to refrigerate my dough for about 15 minutes before rolling them into balls, it helps them keep their shape.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup pulverized pecans (crush in a sealed bag using a rolling pin)
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar, sifted (for rolling)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat the butter and ½ cup powdered sugar.
  3. On low speed, mix in the vanilla, flour, and pecans.
  4. Roll into small balls, about a heaping tablespoon worth, place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are slightly browned.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes, then roll them in the remaining powdered sugar.
Recipe by Cake Student at http://www.cakestudent.com/snowball-cookies/