Snowball Cookies – Without Nuts

Snowball Cookies – Without Nuts

Snowball Cookies are also called Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes. What I love the most of these cookies is the texture and the fluffiness, not too sweet powdered sugar coating. My mother baked snowballs during Christmas, New Year and other special occasions.

Snowballs comfort me whenever I’m sad, my mom gave me those when I’m upset and crying. It makes me feel better and happy.

This is my version of Snowball Cookies also called Mexican Wedding Cookies and also called Russian Tea Cakes. Enjoy!!!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups butter “2 sticks”, soft. I used salted

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup powdered sugar

+ 2 cups powdered sugar (for coating)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix butter & powdered sugar together using a large mixing bowl and add in vanilla extract.

Add the flour & mix until soft dough ball formed.

Roll the dough into 1″ balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet (I used a nonstick baking mat).

Bake for about 9 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.

Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes then roll in a bowl of powdered sugar.

Place on cooling rack to cool and roll in powdered sugar again.

Serve,

Share with your family and friends,

Enjoy!!!

Snowball Cookies - Without Nuts
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Snowball Cookies - Without Nuts
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix butter & powdered sugar together using a large mixing bowl and add in vanilla extract.
  3. Add the flour & mixed until soft dough ball formed.
  4. Roll the dough into 1" balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet (I used a nonstick baking mat).
  5. Bake for about 9 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes then roll in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  7. Place on cooling rack to cool and roll in powdered sugar again.
  8. Serve,
  9. Share with your family and friends,
  10. Enjoy!!!
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Melting Moments Cookie Recipe

Melting Moments Cookie Recipe

CookieIt’s shaping up to be a very busy holiday season for me, I’m pretty sure it’s been busy for many of you as well.  I haven’t felt much like baking but Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a few homemade cookies.

I love homemade cookies, but I don’t love baking them!  Honestly I’d rather bake a dozen cakes!  Cookies aren’t difficult, I just find them a bit more time consuming than say baking a cake or a pie.

Last weekend I set out to bake some cookies and decided to make these simple but yummy cookies. They are called anything from Mexican Wedding Balls to Melting Moments or even Melt Away Cookies.  I’ve had this recipe for years!  I used to roll them into balls then roll them in powder sugar as they cooled.  This year to save time I rolled them into logs and cut them into bite size pieces before baking.  Then I sprinkled them with powder sugar.  Whatever you call them and however you bake them, they are delicious!

The cookie dough needs to be refrigerated for at least an hour before baking so you can make the cookie dough the night before or even a few days ahead of time, then cut or roll them when you’re ready to bake.  Very convenient this time of year!

Ingredients – makes 45 pieces of 1″ cookies

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup Powdered sugar for topping

Directions

1.  Combine flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl.

2.  In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar on medium until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

3.  Slowly mix in flour mixture.  Mix until all the dry ingredients have mixed into the butter mixture.

 

Cookie4.  Roll into 1/2″ to 1″ thick logs.  Wrap logs in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.  Dough should be firm.

 

5.  When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cookie6.  Slice dough into 1″ pieces and place on parchment covered cookie sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie7.  Bake 12 minutes or until bottom and sides start to turn golden brown.   Tops of cookies should remain fairly whitish, not brown.

8.  Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes to start cooling.  Carefully slide parchment paper with cookies on top to the counter and let cool.

9.  Sprinkle cookies with powder sugar.  I placed the sugar in a sieve or strainer and shook it over the cookies.

10.  Store in air tight containers.

Melting Moments Cookie Recipe
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They are called anything from Mexican Wedding Balls to Melting Moments or even Melt Away Cookies. I've had this recipe for years! I used to roll them into balls then roll them in powder sugar as they cooled. This year to save time I rolled them into logs and cut them into bite size pieces before baking. Then I sprinkled them with powder sugar. Whatever you call them and however you bake them, they are delicious!
Servings Prep Time
45 Cookies 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
45 Cookies 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12 Minutes 1 Hour
Melting Moments Cookie Recipe
Print Recipe
They are called anything from Mexican Wedding Balls to Melting Moments or even Melt Away Cookies. I've had this recipe for years! I used to roll them into balls then roll them in powder sugar as they cooled. This year to save time I rolled them into logs and cut them into bite size pieces before baking. Then I sprinkled them with powder sugar. Whatever you call them and however you bake them, they are delicious!
Servings Prep Time
45 Cookies 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
45 Cookies 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12 Minutes 1 Hour
Ingredients
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar on medium until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly mix in flour mixture. Mix until all the dry ingredients have mixed into the butter mixture.
  4. Roll into 1/2" to 1" thick logs. Wrap logs in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour. Dough should be firm.
  5. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Slice dough into 1" pieces and place on parchment covered cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 12 minutes or until bottom and sides start to turn golden brown. Tops of cookies should remain fairly whitish, not brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes to start cooling.
  9. Carefully slide parchment paper with cookies on top to the counter and let cool.
  10. Sprinkle cookies with powder sugar.
  11. Store in airtight containers.
Recipe Notes

You can roll the cookies in powedered sugar or sprinkle the sugar over them.  I placed the sugar in a sieve or strainer and shook it over the cookies.

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