It just isn't the holidays until I make snowball cookies. I make a batch for my husband's work, a batch for friends and one (or two, or three) for us.
I made three batches last night so hubby had some for work. Of course, any that broke, I was forced to consume! They are calling to me this morning. I made the mistake of eating one - and now, for some reason, every time I need to go somewhere in the house, it requires a pass by the kitchen for a cookie. Yikes!
Here's a pic of the cookies - note the conspicuous corner that is depleted - yep, guilty!
My mother used to make these cookies. She got the recipe from her family friend - Mrs. Berdine. Now I have it. They are by far the best snowball cookies I have ever tasted, and, being a big fan, I've tasted many!
My gift to you - the recipe!
Mrs. Berdine's Amazing Snowball Cookies
3/4 butter softened
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
6 tbs confectioners (powdered) sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Cream butter until very light and fluffy
Beat in the milk a little at a time until it is all taken up
Slowly add confectioners sugar then flour
Roll very small bits of dough between palms of hands to form small balls
Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 until lightly brown - about 12 - 15 minutes
Roll cookies in confectioners sugar while still warm