fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Snowball cookies’

Posted on December 30, 2012

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Today (30th December), Katie posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Chocolate-covered Katie web-site titled ‘Snowball cookies that melt in your mouth’.

‘… Yes, these cookies literally melt in your mouth.

I know it’s past Christmas… But if you are anything like me, this doesn’t mean you’ve stopped eating the holiday cookies. I’ve made five more batches this past week! After all, what better way is there to ring in the new year than by stuffing one’s face with cookies?

Champagne is so overrated …

Chances are, you’ve tried these popular cookies–also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Butterballs, or Polvorones–at least once before in your life. Chances are, you’ve witnessed first-hand their alluring “melt in your mouth” charm …

Snowball Cookies

(or Mexican Wedding Cookies)

  • 2 cups whole-wheat-pastry or all-purpose flour (If anyone tries a gluten-free version, be sure to report back. I’ve only tried the recipe with the two flours listed.)
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped walnuts (Maybe almonds would work, but I haven’t tried.)
  • 1 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, such as Earth Balance or Spectrum. (I wouldn’t recommend subbing a low-fat spread, as you need the fat for optimum texture and taste.)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (If anyone tries using my sugar-free sugar, report back with results!)
  • optional: more powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the margarine with the powdered sugar, and beat in a medium bowl or stand mixer. Stir together the flour and nuts in a separate bowl. Then mix all ingredients together to form a dough. Shape into balls, place on a cookie sheet, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Ready an extra bowl of powdered sugar, and roll the warm cookies in this bowl to coat. Cool on a wire rack. The recipe makes about 40-50 cookies, depending on how big you roll them …’

Read the item and recipe, view images, use links to other recipes and add your comment online at http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/12/30/snowball-cookies-that-melt-in-your-mouth/

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