Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Try-It-Tuesday


These are my most favorite Christmas cookie of all time. My mom made them when I was little and I continue the tradition every year at my house. These take a little time, so pop in a Christmas movie while you bake away. But they are SO worth the effort, I promise.







Snowball Kisses


1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream together, then add:

1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. pecans finely chopped (if you don't add these, use a little more flour)

Mix together, then chill for 2 hours.

Shape about 1 Tbsp of dough around a chocolate kiss, making sure no holes are in dough. Roll dough in hands to form a ball.

Bake @ 375 degrees for 10-12 min. until bottom edges are golden.
Let cool then roll in powdered sugar.

And as you can tell, the best part is the little bit of love in the middle.

14 comments:

Lee Ann said...

oh my goodness! Looks so good! I just may have to try them with gluten free flour. They wouldn't be nearly as good, but maybe with all that butter and kiss inside they'd still be good. Like I need another good thing to eat right now .....grrrr

Kat said...

Yum! These are kinda like the ones you posted last week - and like what I have on my blog today. Because shockingly, I have a recipe scheduled to post at midnight. Which is now...

Wendy said...

Oh boy. Gonna have to try these...

Trying so hard to be good during the holidays so Santa doesn't bring me a buh-donk-a-donk butt for Christmas.

Resolve slipping....

:-)

grammy said...

How 'bout that cute little bit of love holding the cookie???

They look really cute on your plate. Thanks for sharing a few with me, they were yummy.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Yum, I want some!

Miki said...

My favorite part is knowing that these are your favorite Christmas cookies of all time.

Why does that sentence sound just funny (funny-wrong, not funny-ha ha) somehow?

Chocolate, favorite, and Elena just go together.

Jennifer P. said...

ooooh! I was going to say they looked like Macaroons, but that bit-o-love in the middle looks like it makes all the difference! Ooooh! yummy!

Tamie said...

yum.
and shall i say: super-yum!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Okay, I finally put up the killer gingerbread cookie recipe. But I am still wanting some of your diet killer cookies......yum!

So are there any mint sandwiches left?

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

Those look so delicious! Now, when will you be making them so I can just happen to stop by?
Yum, yum.

Jewelle said...

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Oh those look really yummy! I gotta try them.

Natalie and Quin said...

When I saw these I thought they looked good, then Quin looked at them and said "oh, those are good! So we may be trying those!

Cherie said...

Hello I found you from Julie's blog (I think I met you once a long time ago??) anyway I love looking at your blog and I always love a new recipe - this one looks like a keeper I am trying it today.
Thanks for posting it:)

Merry Christmas!

Deidra Smith said...

Those look sooo yummy. I've had them at your mom's before, but never tried them. I'll definately have to add them to the recipe book!