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Snowball Cookies


Snowball Cookies

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About 3 dozen.

Snowball Cookies

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Bring the snow indoors with these classic snowball cookies! This easy recipe has a delicate crunch from the addition of cornmeal. Snowball cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or hot chocolate when you come in from making snowmen or—let’s be realistic—shoveling the driveway!

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3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup unsifted confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
confectioners' sugar, for finishing cookies

Adjust rack to lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, and salt. Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture to form a soft dough.

Shape into 1-inch balls (using about 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough per cookie), and space about 1-1/2 inches apart on large, parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly colored.

While cookies are still warm on the baking sheets, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar through a small sieve. When thoroughly cool, dredge them in confectioners’ sugar for a second coating.