Mark Bishop's Recipe: Snowball Cookies

November 5, 2011 6:57:31 AM PDT
To start the holiday season off right, our weekend morning team is sharing their favorite dessert recipes.

Makes 3 dozen cookies
Prep: 45 minutes
Bake: 18 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 cups Finely-Chopped Pecans
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Butter, Softened
1 tsp Vanilla
Powdered sugar

Preparation:
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in large mixer bowl.
Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes).
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.