Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snow snow snow & SnowBall Cookies!

Snowball Cookies
(makes about 2 dozen cookies)

2 cups (4.7 dl) flour, sifted
1/2 cup (1.2 dl) butter, softened
1/2 cup (1.2 dl) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1.80 dl) chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 F/160 C. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour and salt. Mix until partially incorporated and then add nuts. Mix until a thick, uniform dough forms. (I had to add a little bit of butter in my dough because when I tried to make those little balls the dough just crumbled in my hands)

Roll cookies into 1" (2,5 cm) balls and place them on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden and fragrant. Allow the cookies cool completely on the pan before trying to remove from the cooking sheet.

Coat cookies with a generous amount of powdered sugar. Pour the powdered sugar in a small bowl and just twiddle each cookie in the sugar.

I stumbled across this sweet recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and I just had to try it out :) and yes they were yummy! Can't wait to try out the Icicle Candy from Sprinkle Bakes :)

I also got these extremely handy cup and tsp&tbsp measures from my hubby as a present :) It's sometimes very confusing when converting cup to dl and trying to figure out how much exactly is 1/4 tsp with a regular tsp..But no more! Now I can go totally berserk while baking ;D
   Toodles ;)

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