Nut-butter holiday cookie with a sugar coating

Great for the holidays when sampling lots of cookies. Just pop one in your mouth and enjoy!


(4 dozen)


  1. Preheat oven to
  2. Grease cookie sheets lightly with unsalted shortening.
  3. Sift together flour and salt.
  4. Work butter in a bowl until creamy.
  5. Add sugar and beat until well blended.
  6. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  7. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Stir in walnuts.
  8. Shape dough into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter.
  9. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Roll balls in confectioners sugar while still warm. Roll again in sugar when cooled.


Store these in a tight container. Powered sugar makes this recipe a little messy.


Difficulty: moderate (dexterity required).
Time: 30 minutes.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Iris Niswander 
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH, USA. 
Recipe last modified: 16 Dec 86

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From: iln@cbdkc1.uucp (Iris Niswander)
Subject: RECIPE: Snowball cookies
Organization: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Approved: reid@decwrl.UUCP

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