Snowball Cookies



1 cup butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 cups flour
¾ finely chopped walnuts or other nuts
¼ teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, powdered sugar and extract in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool 5 minutes. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar, cool for 5 minutes, and roll in powdered sugar again.

Recipe adapted from Russian Tea Cakes recipe, Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, copyright 2000, General Mills, Inc.

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  • Betty | Dec 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    These are so festive. This site is great! I’ve been baking up a storm. Thanks for all the great cookie recipes! 🙂
    I like giving cookies away to my friends during the holidays and all your recipes have made it so easy.

  • Edna | Dec 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I bought your snowball cookie mix, there was not enough powdered sugar for all the cookies