12/12/11

Frosty Snowballs

Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softenedOn Sale
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugarOn Sale
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flourOn Sale
  • 1 cup chopped pecansOn Sale
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugarOn Sale
  • Green, pink, and purple edible cake sparkles or colored sugar
Directions
1
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in water and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the chopped pecans.
2
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3
Bake in a 325 degree F oven 20 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.
4
In each of three bowls place 1/3 cup of the sifted powdered sugar. Add a different color of edible cake sparkles or colored sugar to each bowl. Gently roll and shake cooled cookies in desired powdered sugar mixture. Makes 36.

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