Published: December 22, 2010
I made some earlier this month, had a little sob (I still miss my mom), and got some tins off to my sibs. I'm happy to share my mom's recipe with you, Jason, and with Savage Love readers.
Ma Savage's Christmas Snowballs
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups pecans
Sift flour, salt, and cocoa together. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, and add vanilla. Gradually beat dry ingredients into butter and sugar. Blend in pecans. Form dough into a loaf, wrap it up, put in fridge overnight.
Cut loaf into inch-thick slices, cut slices into inch-square cubes, roll cubes into balls about one inch in diameter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 20 minutes maximum. Transfer cookies off sheets right away and allow to cool completely. Put cookies in tub or tin, sift confectioners' sugar over cookies, put lid on, turn tin or tub over a few times to coat cookies with confectioners' sugar.
Enjoy my mom's cookies and have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, everyone.
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