Snowball Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies


1 c. unsalted butter, softened

1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2-1/4 c. flour

1 c. pecans or walnuts, chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1 c. powdered sugar (for rolling)


Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Whisk together flour, nuts and salt; mix until just combined. 


Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon (or use my favorite OXO cookie scoop!) and roll into balls. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 


Allow cookies to cool on sheet until you can handle them with bare hands, about 10 minutes. Pour powdered sugar in a small bowl and gently roll cookies in powdered sugar. Place on wire rack until completely cooled. Roll in powdered sugar again. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month. 


Source: Adapted from My Baking Addiction

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