snowball recipe :: Mulhall family style

here’s a fun recipe for the kids.

shortbread snowball cookies with powdered sugar

we have a sick little dude at home today, so it was time to bust out the snowballs!

snowball cookie ingredients

this recipe is from my high school buddy, Johnny Mulhall, who fondly remembers these as his favorite dessert growing up.

kitchen aid mixing bowl moving whisk

he’s the author of Geddy’s Moon if you’re looking for something really scary and intellectually spooky to read during your holiday down time.

cookie dough

his book is as scary as and addicting as these delicious cookies.  look at these little guys lined up like soldiers! rolled snowball cookie dough

these cookies are also known as Italian cookies, Russian tea cakes, or Mexican wedding cookies; it’s no wonder every culture has a version of these.short bread snowball cookie close-up

they’re scrumptious.

snowball cookie inside

and messy,

snowball cookie inside

and melt-in-your-mouth-good,

Christmas snowball cookies with nutcrackers in background

and hard to resist.

toddler stealing snowball cookie

  • 2  cups flour
  • 1  cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2  cup chopped pecans
  • 1  cup butter (1/2 pound), creamed
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 1  Tb warm water

make into balls (about the size of a jawbreaker candy). place on a cool cookie sheet a few inches apart; they don’t spread out.  bake at pre-heated 325 degree oven for 12-15 minutes until they turn light brown.

let cool.

roll in powdered sugar or sift powdered sugar over top of cookies.


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Meesh has a passion for people, creative projects, and technology. She enjoys painting furniture back to life, gardening, playing with her kids, and connecting people.