Pillows of Crumbly Snow*

10 Dec


Italian wedding cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, Russian tea cookies, pecan balls … whatever it is you call them, you need to make them. They’re like little pillows of snow lightly crumbing on your tongue. My cousin asked if I would send him some cookies … Of course I said yes! This girl never turns down a baking sesh.

I whipped up a batch of these bad boys, and between my grandparents and mom the cookies disappeared within a few hours. True story. Luckily I was able to sneak a few of them into a cookie tin to send to my cousin before they inhaled the entire batch.

Ingredients
-1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
-3/4 cup powered sugar
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 cups finely ground pecans
-4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-3 cups all purpose flour
-1/2 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Directions
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Add butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl and cream together. Add salt. Beat everything until light and fluffy.
3. Add pecans and vanilla extract. If you’re mixer isn’t beefy enough, you max need to mix by hand.
-SLowly blend in flour until well mixed.
-Shape dough with your hand into a small round ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
-Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The cookie should remain light, but should be firm to the touch.
-Remove from sheet and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar until fully coated.

Warning: These powedery, buttery shortbread gems are addicting.

xo, ff

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2 Responses to “Pillows of Crumbly Snow*”

  1. Debia December 13, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    mmmmm! so good! one of my favorite cookies :D

  2. belleontheboulevard December 10, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    these look delicious!

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