Snowballs and Tech Problems

Happy New Year’s Eve!  This post was intended for November 27th, didn’t happen.  I had computer and camera problems.  I have given  up on my laptop and I have a new camera.  December was crazy busy and I did cooking and baking along with a lot of other stuff but was so discouraged (ARG! blasted technology, that is why I like old school) I didn’t even try to post and was contemplating giving up on the blog.  However, I was inspired by a few bloggers that I follow and Evie keeps saying “can we blog this”.  Maybe 2014 will be a good blogging year for us. I hope so, but I will have to continue with the little steps.

Here is what was supposed to be posted on November 27th!..and we have had ALOT of snow since then.

November went by in a blur, I didn’t post anything.  I have been having both computer and camera problems which do not help because it takes forever hitting my head against a brick wall to even attempt to post.  This is why I dislike computers, I am not into tech anything. Anyway, I will leave that rant for another day since I am sitting here and it is working…slightly.

We did get snow.  This is what our back yard looked like one morning mid November and we got to make a snowman.

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We have been trying to make some Christmas cookies.  We got two batches made gingerbread cutouts (will try to post these later) and these snowballs.

Preheat oven to 375F.  Cream butter and sugar with vanilla.

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Chop nuts

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Add flour and nuts to butter mixture.

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Blend to form a mealy textured dough that will hold together when squeezed in your hand.  This was a little hard for small hands.

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Form this dough around a Hershey Kiss and make it into a ball.

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Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, until just starting to turn slightly golden.  Do not over bake or they will be dry.

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Cool completely.

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Once cooled (completely) to room temperature roll in powdered sugar. This part was good for small hands to do.

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These freeze well too.

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MMMMM so yummy!!

This is what they look like inside.

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Snowballs

1 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup sugar

1tsp vanilla

2 Cups flour

1 Cup chopped walnuts

24 Hershey Kisses

Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.  Beat butter, sugar and vanilla well.  Add flour and nuts, mix well.  Form dough around a hershey kiss and form into small balls.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.  Cool completely.  Roll in powdered sugar.  Makes 24.

3 comments on “Snowballs and Tech Problems

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    These Snowball Cookies sound really great, and I can’t wait to try them out; but now you’ve given me an idea for another taste combination… Do you and your lovely assistant happen to like peanut butter cups, by any chance? I think I’m going to try your chocolate kisses in this recipe and then roll them in cocoa for Chocolate PeanutButter Snowballs; )
    Here’s a recipe I’ve been making since I was a kid. Enjoy!
    Crackle Top Peanut Butter Cookies
    3/4 cup Butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    3/4 cup Peanut Butter (although this is originally a Kraft Kitchens Recipe, I used crunchy Natural Peanut Butter from the Bulk Barn)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Granulated sugar

    Cream butter and sugars. Blend in egg, peanut butter and vanilla. Add flour, sifted with soda and salt; mix well. Chill 20-30 minutes. Form rounded teaspoons of dough into balls, roll in sugar and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375°, 10-12 minutes. Yield five dozen cookies.

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