Looking for Grandma's Mexican Wedding or Snow ball cookie receipe
My husband and I just made the Snow ball cookie from the following receipe:
2 sticks of butter softened
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
beat butter, vanilla and half powdered sugar until fluffy, then gradually added flour. Added pecans and shaped into 1 inch balls. Baked for about 14 minutes. Rolled in powdered sugar.
They do not taste like grandma's. They are OK. Unfortunately, we did not get Grandma's receipe. I know, shame on us.
But, can you share your receipe? Grandma's were buttery, short and just plain yummy. Ours were not buttery enough and just lacked the texture of Grandma's.
Thank you so much for any help.
The BEST snowballs. From my grandma.
1 c. blanched almonds, ground
1 pound butter
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sugar
2T Grand Marnier
1 t vanilla
6 cups cake flour
Cream butter. Add egg yolk and sugar. Add Grand Marnier and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and nuts. Chill 1/2 hour (I don't actually do this and it doesn't seem to matter). Shape into 1/2 inch balls. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still hot. Makes 10 dozen cookies.
2 sticks softened butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 cups flour, 2 cups chopped nuts (I use walnuts). Cream butter & sugar, add vanilla. Add flour & nuts. Mixture will be stiff, use hand to incorporate nuts if necessary. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. After cooling, roll in powdered sugar. Yum!
My grandma always made cherry snowballs and to this day they for sure are our favourite holiday cookie! Sounds to me like my recipe is kinda what you're looking for - except the ones I make have a maraschino cherry inside. Looks like my recipe uses 1/4 c less pecans...wonder if that might help out the texture?
1 cup butter
1/2 c icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c flour (sometimes I cut this back to 2 cups if the dough feels too dry)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c ground pecans
Blend butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Sift flour and salt. Combine with butter mixture and add pecans. Chill several hours. If using cherries (dry them first) - take a small ball of dough and wrap around a cherry. Bake on ungreased sheet at 350 for about 12 minutes or until bottom looks golden (they will firm up as they cool). Roll in powdered sugar while still warm and then again when cool.
Good luck on your hunt!