Bundaratna.com - Snowball cookies, also known as Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cookies, are a type of small, round cookie that is typically made with butter, flour, sugar, and nuts. They are called snowball cookies because their powdery appearance is similar to that of a snowball. These cookies are often enjoyed during the holiday season and are a popular dessert at Christmas time. They are typically rolled in powdered sugar before baking, and then rolled in powdered sugar again after they come out of the oven, giving them their distinctive snowy appearance. Some people also like to add other ingredients to their snowball cookies, such as vanilla extract or almond extract for added flavor.
Snowball cookies recipe
Here is a simple recipe for snowball cookies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Stir in the chopped nuts.
- Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until they are just starting to turn golden brown around the edges.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.
- Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar and place them on a wire rack to cool completely. Once they are cool, roll them in powdered sugar again to give them a nice, snowy appearance.
- Enjoy your delicious snowball cookies!
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