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|
|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
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.