It doesn't feel like Christmas until I'm licking powdered sugar off my fingers after eating
a several snowballs. I've been making these every year since we've been married, and before that my mom made them each Christmas season, for as long as I can remember.
They taste like Christmas, smell like Christmas, they ARE Christmas to me. And I can never get enough.
We call them snowballs....my mom got the recipe in a little generic sprial bound cook book she got for her wedding. They are often called Mexican Wedding Cookies....but these have chocolate in them, because what is a cooke without chocolate?
3/4 c butter, room temp
1 tsp vanilla (I like to use mexican vanilla in these of course:)
1 TBS water
1/3 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1 c chocolate chips
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts (I like pecans)
Cream butter, vanilla, water, sugar and salt. Add flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Form into 1” balls. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Cool for a few minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Makes about 3 doz.
....and just curious....what is your very favorite Christmasy cookie? Share the recipe if you like!