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These homemade cookies are easy to make and are sure to be added to your list of favorites. You might want to start organizing your holiday cookie list and starting to stock your pantry with ingredients such as flour, sugar, vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Snowball cookies are always a popular holiday cookie recipe, and these take it even further with the addition of chocolate chips. A helpful tip when making this homemade cookies recipe is to make sure and let the cookies cool enough before you put on the powdered sugar. Sometimes you just want to get the cookies finished so you can enjoy one, but it does pay to have a little patience and let them cool all the way before you roll in the sugar or maybe just do two coats. These homemade cookies are sure to become part of your family's holiday tradition. The ingredients you will need for this holiday cookie recipe include flour, salt, butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, chopped nuts either pecans or walnuts, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. For the full step by step instructions for this homemade cookies recipe, you will want to take a look on the Real House Moms site.

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Some interesting walnut facts include that walnut trees have been known to mankind since about 7000 B.C. About two-thirds of the world’s walnut production occurs in California. You can see crinkles in walnuts on both the inside and the outside. The nutritional value of walnuts. Thomas and Gebhardt in 2006 conducted extensive research on the nutritional facts of walnuts, and they have been reported by the USDA National Nutrient Database for standard reference. The important nutritional facts that were found from this research include that the nutritional value of walnuts includes the energy of about 190 calories in one ounce. Walnuts may help to improve heart function, and they are rich in omega-3 and are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid. Walnuts also contain EFAs like linoleic acid, along with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and arachidonic acids. Scientific studies also prove that the inclusion of walnuts in any diet may help to prevent coronary heart diseases by favoring a healthy lipid supply.

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