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Barb Fankhauser's Snowball Cookies 1

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1 Cup of butter/ Margarine (softened but not melted)
6 TBS sugar
2 tsp vanilla
*Optional 1/2 tsp almond or other extract
1/8- 1/4 tsp salt (or less)
2 cups AP Flour
2 cups crushed to a almost powder nuts (Walnuts, Pecans, Unsalted peanuts, Coconut or Almonds)
*Option: Can use diced dehydrated fruit (blueberries, cherries, dates, pineapple, raisins, crasins, cranberries, prunes, mango, papiyas, ect)
*or mix of crushed nuts and diced fruit to equal 2 cups
*or chopped mint or butterscotch chips
Bowl of powdered sugar (big enough bowl to put all on cookie sheet in at once)

Add butter, sugar, vanilla and salt mix w/ mixer

Stir in flour 'till well mixed

Stir in nuts

Roll into balls

Place on ungreased cookie sheet

Bake at 375 'till just starting to brown (if you can catch them just before they brown is the best! Better to under cook than overcook this recipe)

Take off cookie sheet and place in powdered sugar bowl and roll them around 'till well coated

Remove and put on a plate

Roll your balls for next batch and put in oven

Then take 1st batch and put back in powdered sugar bowl and roll around again

Remove from bowl and set aside and get ready for next batch

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My mom was the cookie baker of the family especially at Christmas! She did get alot of her recipes from my Great Grandma. For snowball cookies there were a few dif recipes this is one of them. They can be made in batches of each kind of nut, dried fruit or mix of them. Just make sure not to overbake them and double roll them in the powdered sugar! (they absorb some of the 1st roll in sugar) Also make sure all nuts are crushed to almost powder. Food processor works good for that. But can remember my mom putting nuts in zip lock bag then wrapping in a towel and beat'n the heck outta the bags w/ a hammer LOL

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