Sugar Snowballs

I readily admit it. I’m an old-fashioned sentimental girl.  I had scraps of a little cookbook that was my mom’s when she was little, and myself and siblings got to use as well when we were young. It was always a treasure hunt to look through and pick something to make.  All the recipe names were fun, like TV Teasers, Raggedy Anns, CrazyLeg Candies, and Chocolate Sillies.  Well, time had it’s toll and much of the little book had dissolved away. For years I’ve looked, but the front and back pages have been long gone, making it near impossible to know what to look for to replace it.  Well, I FINALLY figured out what the title of the book was and lo and behold, someone had it on Ebay! So a small amount of money later I finally have a complete book again for my girls to enjoy.  Oh, and did I mention everything in it is yummy too?

 SUGAR SNOWBALLS

 1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for rolling)
1 tsp almond extract (I used vanilla instead)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour

Mix butter, sugar, and almond extract together in a bowl.
Add last three ingredients.  Mix well.
Form into small balls, about 1- 1 1/2″ across. (I used my smallest cookie scooper and rolled with my hands to tighten them up.)
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (They won’t brown too much except on the bottom)
While warm, roll in more confectioner’s sugar.

makes about 18

Oh, and did I mention Lucy approves?

Yes, Lucy approves of them.   But at least she helped make them. : )

 

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