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

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

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.