Snowballs

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Snowballs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting, or as needed
  • ¼ cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes (optional)

Directions

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2
    Cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla. Mix in the flour, pecans, and salt. Roll about 1 tablespoon or so of dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Step 3
    Bake in preheated oven until bottoms are golden, about 15 minutes. Do not allow these cookies to get too brown: it’s better to undercook them than to overcook them. While cookies are still hot, roll them in confectioners’ sugar. Once they have cooled, roll them in confectioners’ sugar once more.
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