Pumpkin Snowballs
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 10-13 minutes
  • Servings: 48
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in pecans, flour, pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool slightly on cooling rack.
  4. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar then cool completely on cooling rack. If necessary, before serving roll cookies in powdered sugar again.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a recipe that I created for the Pillsbury Bake-Off Monthly Challenge for December 2009---and it won!