Snowball Pecan Cookies

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Make this Snowball Pecan Cookies recipe whenever you want a sweet treat to feed the kids and the rest of the family. This snowball pecan cookies recipe is truly fabulous for what might seem like just a few somewhat innocuous ingredients. But the combination of the pecans, the butter and sugar all just come together absolutely perfectly to create a cookie that really does melt in your mouth if it is blended and baked correctly. So take the time to really blend this cookie well, and to be sure that the pecans are well ground. They will add a slight textural experience to this snowball pecan cookies recipe that will be sweet and buttery and entirely delightful to eat. These cookies really are addictive, especially the part where you are continually wiping your mouth, chin, and shirt and hands from all the icing sugar that goes on them. Do not skimp on the icing sugar. In our house, we serve this snowball pecan cookies recipe sunk deep in to an entire bowl of icing sugar and guests have to finger through to find the cookies buried deep in the sweet white stuff.

This snowball pecan cookies recipe is easy to make in one sense because there are not a lot of ingredients that you have to worry about. But cookies are more challenging than we might sometimes realize. So, take your time and be sure that the butter and sugar are well blended as well as the flour in this terrific little recipe. It is a great idea to also let this recipe sit for as much as all night, but at least for a few hours, so that the flour can absorb the liquids and fats and the whole recipe can comingle in terms of its flavors. That is one of the best ways to ensure that your cookies turn out well, just to let them sit for a few hours before you bake them. The action of the flour absorbing the other ingredients is an important one to great cookies.

This cookie is a lovely one that is often associated with the holiday season, but it can be made any time that you want to serve something that is really and truly extra special. This cookie is beautiful because of the addition of the ground pecans which give the cookie a wonderful sweet and tender taste and texture that makes it a standout from other cookie recipes. As well, the way that the pecan cookies are smothered in icing sugar when they come out of the oven makes them irresistible to everyone who sees them. The name of this cookie is perfect as they do look like snowballs.

Nutrition Facts for: Snowball Pecan Cookies from Lady Behind the Curtain
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, butter, ground pecans, confectioners' sugar, salt, vanilla extract, almond extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 139, Calories from Fat 77, Total Fat 8.6g 13%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 20%, Cholesterol 16mg 5%, Sodium 55mg 2%, Potassium 25mg 1%, Carbohydrates 14.8g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 8.0g, Protein 1.3g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 3%

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