From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser. Snowballs, also
called Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes, feature a
shortbread like dough, chopped nuts, and a confectioner
sugar coating. I really like this recipe from a 1999 issue of
Taste of Home that uses toasted almonds and nutmeg.
1 c butter, no substitutes
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
3/4 c ground almonds, toasted (3 oz)*
Shape into 1 inch balls.
Put on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake @ 300, 18-20 min or until bottoms are golden.
1/2 c confectioner sugar
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Gently roll cookies in sugar mix.
Makes 41 cookies.
If you're making these in advance, the dough freezes
well. Don't roll in sugar until you're ready to serve.
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