Snowball Cookies

We’re currently in that weird limbo between Christmas & New Years where we still still sleep in past lunch time

& sugar is a main food group & kale is just a slogan on a t-shirt.

I love this time of year

To stay in the spirt of the last days of 2017-

I thought we’d celebrate how terrible of a year it was, by treating our body terribly with another baked good

I’m really selling you on these aren’t I?

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Snowballs

Mexican wedding cookies

Russian tea cakes

Italian butter nuts

Butterballs

whatever you call them- they’re easy & a crowd pleaser (or a solo endeavor- I’m not here to judge you) 

 


Snowball Cookies

Makes 30-36 cookies


INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter (soft)

1/2 powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 & 1/4 cup flour

1 cup finely chopped pecans (I like using roasted & unsalted)

1 cup powdered sugar for dusting

 


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • In a stand mixer (or large bowl with a hand mixer) cream together butter & powdered sugar
  • Once combined- turn the mixer to low & slowly add in salt, flour, vanilla & pecans
  • When dough has formed you can either begin to roll balls immediately, or let it set in the fridge for an hour
  • Using a spoon, a small cookie scoop or just your hands – shape dough into 1 inch balls
  • Place balls a few inches apart on lined cookie sheet & bake for 10-11 minutes
  • While the balls are still warm to the touch (but not too hot to handle) roll in powdered sugar until coated- it may take a few coats!
  • Set them aside to co0l & enjoy!


As I *excitedly* say goodbye to the shit-hole that was 2017 –

I’d like to know what other things you’d like to see on this blog in the coming year!

What kind of treats do you want to see?

More savory recipes?

Healthy or indulgent?

More lifestyle posts?

Fashion?

Beauty?

Product round ups?

Personal things?

YOU TELL ME!

Sound off in the comments & I can’t wait to read!

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4 Comments

  1. Eleanna
    December 29, 2017 / 3:44 am

    Hi Meghan !! I love your blog and your cooking videos!! I’m from Greece and it is a tradition to have these snowball cookies at Christmas time. We call them “kourampiedes”. They are also served with another cookie-like recipe I think you should try. They are called “melomakarona” and they are essentially honey cookies but better. I would love it if you could try them ! Happy Holidays 🎄❤️

  2. Morgan
    January 8, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Meghan! I’m currently doing my DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Award – in the UK – and I’m constantly checking your food blog for inspiration of things to bake as part of my skills section. I was wondering if you had any favourite savoury/sweet treats you love to bake that I could possibly try out myself, or maybe any interesting bread recipes? I can’t wait for your next blog posts 😊. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Much love from London!!

  3. Kalee Patterson
    January 11, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Meghan – you’ve inspired me to host my own dinner party. My fiancé and I just bought a home and after watching your YouTube video (like 10 times) and reading your blog you’ve given me some great resources in order to have a successful housewarming party ( in midst of the chaos of wedding planning). I would love to know how you designed your invitations- I would though sites like Minted have great templates- I would love to create something rustic and simple. Any tips?

    In regards to the questions you asked above- I personally would love to see more healthy meal options , maybe some meal prep breakfast/lunch ideas? …maybe a few treats to just incase a cheat day needs to happen between now and my wedding day in June..

    Something else I would love to see would be kitchen organization tips and tricks or kitchen essentials- hell! do both !

    I absolutely love your podcast, blog and channel

  4. Sebastian
    February 4, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Just saw your blog Meghan, I LOVE IT! I love the recipes. Do whatever it makes you happy, and cooking and fashion it’s A-OK.

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