I was scanning through my cupboard, and came across a lonely jar of whole walnuts. I love cleaning out my cupboards and fridge by figuring out a recipe that uses up the leftover ingredients rather than throwing them out. I decided to make walnut snowball cookies. Walnut snowball cookies are iconic Christmas cookies. With Christmas long gone, I decided to still make some to go with the 5-year supply of tea my husband recently purchased at Costco. I don't usually like crumbly cookies. However, with tea, these are divine.
Walnut Snowball Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup finely ground walnuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar for dredging (about 1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Dry toast the finely ground walnuts until fragrant (1-2 minutes).
- Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together the walnuts, flour, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla for about 3-5 minutes.
- Form about 20 dough balls and spread them an inch apart on a baking tray lined with either parchment paper or a baking mat.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it cool. Once warm to the touch, roll the balls in powdered sugar.