When I was newly married, a friend of mine told me of a tradition that she and her family did every year, and I thought it was a great one to share with all of you. She said that on the first snow of the season that she made "snow cookies" to enjoy with her husband and kids. They enjoyed eating these right out of the oven with a cup of hot cocoa.
I thought of it earlier this year, and today it actually snowed! (We had a little wet snow for a little bit the other day, so I didn't count that as a real first snow). It's been coming down pretty much all day and it looks so beautiful outside. You can make any kind of cookie, but I decided to make traditional snow ball cookies. I'll be enjoying them with my husband and a couple teens we're having dinner with tonight. Here's the recipe I used:
1 cup soft butter
6 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. water
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
Mix ingredients together then shape into balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. After they have cooled, roll them in powdered sugar. This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen snowball cookies.