Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let it snow.....Let it snow......

Actually, our trip to the snow should be enough to tie me over until next year. And I'm sure Mr. Snowman will agree.

If you haven't gathered, I'm really not to keen on coldness. I think it's a beautiful season, and I enjoy watching it snow. But If I'm not wrapped in a snuggie, good book in hand, and sitting by the fire, count me out. 

However, pretending it's snowing is a good alternative too. Especially when the alternative taste good.

That's me, pretending. What could that be, you ask? Why it's my pistachio snow ball cookies. I make these every year, and like snow, these also would be a once a year occasion. What with 3 sticks of butter, it's sure to keep you tied over all year. But oh heavens gracious, they are good. 

Pistachio mini chip snowball cookies

The process

Cream butter, and sugar

Add flour a little at a time

Add chips and nuts

Combine. Go ahead, taste your batter.

Shape into balls and bake

Sprinkle with snow sugar

Pistachio mini chip snowball cookies


3 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups quality mini chocolate chips(12 oz package)
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
powdered sugar 


Preheat oven to 375

Beat butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add flour, mixing in 1 cup at a time. Stir in chips and nuts. Use a tablespoon scooper to shape into balls, place on cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.(snow) Let cool for 2-3 minutes, transfer to cooling rack, and when completely cooled sprinkle a little more powdered sugar, if desired. Makes about 5 dozen.

Upon popping these rich little treats, they will crumble, they will flake, they will most definitely melt in your mouth. Kind of like snow.


  1. Ange....I am so mad at you for posting this right now, all I want now is one of these cookies!!! I guess you will just have to bring me one:):) Friday??? :)

  2. With those photos you made cookies alive...they look so,so delicious!Yum!

  3. I LOVE that you added pistachios to the cookies, one of my favorite nuts ever. They look sooo delicious with the pistachios and mini chocolate chips! Love the picture with the snow sugar :)

    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels

  4. Those look sooo amazing!! I will have to try that recipe! Thanks for sharing!