Snowball cookies are a holiday treat that are traditionally baked in my home and left for Santa Claus under the tree on Christmas Eve.
Holiday Snowball Cookies
1-1/2 cups butter ( unsalted)
3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups finely ground almonds
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
1/2 cup confectioners sugar (sifted) for coating the finished cookie
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Cream the butter in a mixing bowl.
Add the salt to the confectioners sugar and mix well.
Gradually add the sugar and salt to the creamed butter.
Beat until light in color and fluffy.
Mix in the finely ground almonds.
Blend in the flour in two to three additions and mix well.
Place mixture in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Reserve in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Remove cookie dough from fridge.
Shape into round balls using a teaspoon-size amount. Crescent shapes can be made as well.
Place on an ungreased cookie tray about a fingers width apart.
Bake 12-15 minutes. (DO NOT BROWN)
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!