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Center Stage: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Completely Delicious on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeachAnnalise Sandberg writes the blog Completely Delicious from her home in Utah, where she lives with her husband Steve, son John and dog Pi. Like us, she believes that life is usually a little better with sugar and butter. You can find Annalise on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the smorgasbord of cookies and treats that accompany it. My kitchen is currently overflowing with homemade goodies for friends and family (and myself), and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

While it’s hard to pick one favorite holiday treat, I will say that with each passing year I crave more simple and classic recipes, like these snowball cookies. In previous years I might have passed them over for something flashier, but now my older and wiser self knows better.

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These buttery, crumbly, and sugar-dusted cookies have become one of my favorites and we enjoy them every holiday season.

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

I’ve used walnuts in this version, but you can certainly get creative with other nuts you prefer. Just make sure they are very finely chopped, or you’ll lose that wonderful texture. Use a food processor for best results with minimal effort.

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you’re already a fan of snowball cookies, then you know why I love them so much. And if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying them, well what are you waiting for?

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Walnut Snowball Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  8. Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract. Add the flour, cinnamon, salt and walnuts and mix just until combined.
  3. Roll dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared sheet pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Let cookies cool until they are no longer too hot to handle, about 4-5 minutes. Then roll cookies in powdered sugar and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, roll again in powdered sugar.
Notes
  1. For best results, use a food processor to finely chop the walnuts.
  2. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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